There was tension in and around the popular UTC market, Area 10, Garki, Abuja as traders and residents of the area were thrown into pandemonium by the sporadic gunshots by security operatives.
The combat-ready security men moved in swiftly to foil a planned looting of a government warehouse in the area.
They fired both gunshots and tear gas to disperse hoodlums who conveged on the entrance of the warehouse, preparatory to breaking in and looting the COVID-19 ppalliatives stored in there on Saturday morning.
The warehouse is located close to the Cyprian Ekwensi building and the UTC market.
According to a witness account, the UTC market and the big shopping plaza in the area had been shut down.
According to the witness who made availanke a video clip, “Many people were injured while trying to escape attack by the hoodlums.”
The Federal Capital Territory police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, reportedly confirmed that the police were deployed in the UTC market and other public infrastructure to prevent suspected hoodlums from looting them.
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