Abdullahi Bello, the divisional police officer (DPO) of the Kubwa area of Abuja has narrated how he was almost stabbed by hoodlums who invaded the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.
According to The Cable, Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the hoodlums threatened to attack police officers who tried to dissuade them from looting.
The DPO said he and his men had to retreat when the hoodlums started throwing stones and pulling out knives.
“When they flooded the orientation camp on Saturday, we talked to them and even opened the warehouse for them to see that there were no palliative materials in the store.
“Today, we did the same, talking to them, but they did not listen. They started throwing stones while some pulled out knives and whatever.”
The police officer disclosed that the mob looted the NYSC warehouse where items and foodstuffs meant for the incoming youth corps members were kept.
He said equipment and even old mattresses in the camp were also taken away.
Bello stated that it took the intervention of the military to bring everything under control.