Nigeria’s STF nab hoodlums vandalising govt properties admist curfew


The Special Military Task Force in Nigeria’s north central Plateau State, otherwise known as Operations Safe Haven (OPSH), on Sunday arrested over 150 hoodlums who defiled the curfew imposed by the Plateau State Government to loot government and private properties.

Parading the suspects in Jos, the city capital the STF Commander, Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo said the hoodlums were caught carting away items belonging to the Plateau State Agricultural and Development Programme (PADP).

“The bandits will be handed over to the Police for procecution. We will not sit and watch them destroy this country. EndSARS is over, this once are criminals”, he said.

Our Correspondent reports that pumping machines, bags of fertilisers, pesticides, and other agricultural products meant for farmers were recovered from the bandits.

It would be recalled that hoodlums took to the streets on Saturday in search of warehouses where palliatives meant for COVID-19 were kept.

Discovering two of the warehouses, they looted and carted away all the items stored therein and went in search for more.

The act which became uncontrollable led to the imposition of 24 hours curfew which had earlier been relaxed from 6am to 8pm.


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