Marauders, including a pregnant woman, are arrested in Ilorin following the invasion of Shoprite mall.
Several looters, including a pregnant woman, were captured in the state of Kwara.
A pregnant woman and dozens of looters who invaded Ilorin’s ShopRite early Saturday morning were arrested by security officials.
DAILY POST reports that despite a 24-hour curfew imposed in Ilorin by Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak following the massive looting of public and private facilities in the state capital on Friday, some thugs continued their criminal offense on Saturday, leading to their arrest. …
Security forces took action and arrested some criminals, including a pregnant woman, although the number of those arrested could not be confirmed.
DAILY POST also noted that Ilorin is fully enforcing the 24-hour curfew announced by the state government on Friday.
The streets were deserted, with armed security personnel, including soldiers, police and civil protection officers, on duty to enforce order and apprehend violators.
State Police Commissioner Kayode Egbetokun said on Saturday in a development statement in Ilorin: “I want to make it clear that criminal elements cannot benefit from our protection.
“The protesters are no longer on the street, but there are already thugs. Yesterday, 23.10.20, they searched warehouses, shopping centers and shops.
“They forcibly robbed people of their values and threatened to do more,” adding, “that an attempt to burn down the famous shopping center after the robbery was thwarted by security personnel.”
The police chief urged parents and guardians to keep their charges out of the streets and warned them not to chase thugs who are now on the dangerous road.
He stated that while it is the responsibility of the security forces to protect life and property in the state, “those who choose to stay with criminals on the streets have clearly opted to oppose law enforcement and risk facing the consequences of such actions.”
The KP also urged all law-abiding residents of the state to stay at home during the curfew.