Crime

EndSARS: Ekiti Govt. Sympathizes with Victims

Property worth over One Hundred Millions of Naira were looted and vandalized during the END SARS protests which lasted for about ten days on the streets of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

At the warehouse of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, in Adehun Ado-Ekiti, items looted included bags of Rice, Beans,  noodles, fridges, Televisions, mattresses, tables, chairs and other relief materials kept for the victims of natural disasters in the state, while office equipment and the building were set on fire by the hoodlums.

About ten buses and a car using for distribution of goods and services by marketers at the Oodua Investment,  Textile market, Awedele Ado-Ekiti were totally vandalized by suspected hoodlums during the hijacked protest against the SARS brutality in the state.

In an interview, the SEMA’s General Manager, Mr. Jide Borode explained that the unfortunate incident happened on Friday evening where the grains stored for planting were also carted away.

Mr. Borode who said that the Agency was not in charge of palliatives, expressed shock that the materials meant for victims of natural disasters were looted by suspected hoodlums.

The Sales and Facility Manager, Oodua Investment, Mr. Olu Ogunride said that the hoodlums made efforts to break into the warehouses in the area but their efforts proved abortive and angrily vandalized the vehicles parked at the premises of the place.

During his unscheduled inspection of the areas where the incident took place, the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, expressed shock at the level of damages done and sympathised with the victims of the END SARS protests.

Otunba Egbeyemi advised traders whose property were looted or destroyed to list all the items vandalized in a letter to the government with a view to taking appropriate steps.

The Deputy Governor urged people of the state to always embrace peace and desist from actions that could breed disaffections in the society.

Afolabi Oriola

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