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Kogi: Robbers who looted Lokoja warehouse have been arrested

Kogi: Robbers who looted Lokoja warehouse have been arrested
October 26
09:39 2020

The Kogi state government says the “robbers” that attacked a fertilizer warehouse in Lokoja, the state capital, have been arrested.

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A mob attacked a warehouse located along Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata market in Lokoja at about 7:00am on Sunday looking for COVID-19 relief materials.

Although the Kogi government did not comment on the said incident, it reacted to a mob attack that took place at a fertilizer warehouse in Felele, Lokoja.

In a statement on Monday, Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi commissioner for information, said all those arrested in connection with the incident have given confessional statements to the police.

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Fanwo said the administration of Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, is out to ensure that the people are safe from hoodlums.

“Late last night, some armed robbers went to burgle the fertilizer warehouse of the Kogi state ADP at Felele, Lokoja,” he said.

“They stole bags of fertilizers and agrochemicals, dangling dangerous weapons to scare the security operatives on duty at the ADP.

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“This is considered an attack on the economy of the state, as the government has positioned agriculture to drive the state out of the global economic gloom.

“However, the ever gallant security operatives in the state swiftly moved to the scene of the crime to ensure the prompt arrest of the robbers and recover all the stolen fertilizers and agrochemicals belonging to the Kogi farmer. The fertilizers in the warehouse were reserved for dry season farming across the confluence state.”

The commissioner said the state government would continue to formulate policies to take the Kogi people above the poverty line.

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