Amid 48-Hr Curfew In Delta, Hoodlums Loot Animal Market

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PIC. 16. RAMS WAITING FOR SALE AT MUBI MARKET IN ADAMAWA ON WEDNESDAY (2/11/11).

From Ameachi Prosper (The New Diplomat’s Delta Correspondent)

Despite 48 hours curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, suspected hoodlums on Thursday in Agbor, Ika South LGA, emptied a trailer load of animals meant for sale.

The hoodlums who disguised as #EndSARS protesters, stormed the animal market along the Benin-Asaba expressway and vandalised the truck where the animals including sheep, goats and chickens were loaded.

The development exacerbated the rowdy situation, as the animals became free for all to grab, while those saddled with the responsibility of providing security took to their heels.

Some of the beneficiaries of the looting spree tied one or two sheep or goats on their motorcycles while several others carried the loot on their shoulders with others including women running away with fowls in different directions.

A trader at the market said he was shocked to see the youths looting the trailer.

However, a resident in Agbor, Joe Ebiri condemned the act, saying it was an outright robbery.

Ebiri added that security agents should brace up to the challenge as hoodlums come out at will all in the name of protest to rob people in the area.

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