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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, broke into a government warehouse in the city and looted food items and other valuables.

Daily Trust reports that the incident occured on Sunday morning around 7 a.m. and continued till about 9 a.m.

Sunday’s incident happened amid the current economic crisis in the country which has seen the prices of goods and services increase by over 200 per cent without a corresponding increase in income.

The cost of living crisis was caused by the removal of subsidies on petrol and the floating of naira; policies justified by the government as necessary for the economy.

The warehouse looted by the Abuja residents on Sunday was also reportedly looted during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020.

The police, however, told Daily Trust that police officers had arrived at the scene and normalcy had been returned.

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