Armed hoodlums Attacks ADP, Private warehouses, Banks In Kogi (VIDEO)

Armed hoodlums Attacks ADP, Private warehouses, Banks In Kogi (VIDEO)

**Attack UBA ATM Stand
**Journalist Sustain Bullets Wound
—Police arrest suspects

Some armed hoodlums on Sunday night burgled the Kogi State Agricultural Development Project warehouse and carted away the fertilizers.

The hoodlums invaded the ADP premises at about 7 pm on Sunday with dangerous weapons, overpower the security men on duty and made straight to the warehouse.

Also on Monday it was a theater of war as hoodlums invaded a private warehouse belonging to a business tycoon, Mr. Bolu Rotimi, carted away rice.

Other hoodlums simultaneously attacked the ATM stand of the UBA, Cemetery Junction, opposite Mr. Biggs trying to bungle the ATM stand.

Vanguard gathered that the hoodlums on Sunday over powered the security men at the Agricultural Development Projects site in Felele, Lokoja, forced the warehouse opened and carted away several bags of fertilizers and valuable things.

However it took the intervention of other armed security men drafted to the scene to control the situation and arrested some of the hoodlums.

On Monday, it was a theater of war as security apparatus in the state engaged the hoodlums who have already stationed themselves at the private warehouse adjacent the state Stadium around Zone 8 Police headquarters.

In a calculated attack, the hoodlums had set several burn fire from the Ganaja Junctions to the Zone 8 Police junction to prevent the security men gaining access to them during their attack.

But security apparatus still reached the warehouse and engaged them in a shootout that lasted close to an hour; before they could control the scene.

However, few minutes after the security men left, the hoodlums regrouped, attacked the warehouse and carted away the rice.

Simultaneously, another set of hoodlums attacked the UBA Cemetery Junction, attacked those at the ATM stand and make efforts to bungle the ATM machine.

They were however resisted by security operatives who shot at them as they flee from their failed operation.

However, the KOGI State correspondent for The Sun newspaper, Mr. Emmanuel Adeyemi was unlucky as he was hit by a bullet when the security men engaged the hoodlums. He’s been attended to at a private hospital in Lokoja

Reacting, Kogi state police command said it has arrested some suspected hoodlums in connection to the Sunday night raiding of the ADP office

The State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. William Aya who confirmed the incident on Monday said the Commissioner of Police Mr. Ayuba Ede visited the scene on Sunday night and also on Monday morning.

He noted that some suspects were arrested by the command and they have commenced investigation stressing that security men have been deployed to the scene to avoid further looting.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State glgovernment has condemned the incident that took place on Sunday night.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo in a statement on Monday said those behind the attacked have been arrested by security agents in the state.

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