Hundreds of youths in Plateau State on Sunday attacked and looted the house of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, located near Jos University Teaching Hospital.
It was gathered that the hoodlums defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government to also invade other buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives.
Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am, an eyewitness told our correspondent.
Policemen and other security operatives enforcing the curfew shot to disperse the rampaging youths without success.
“They broke into the house of the former Speaker and attacked everyone, including Dogara’s brother, and (they) are currently moving anything they see. In the process, the invaders moved several items – tricycles, furniture, electronics, and other valuables – out of the house,” an eyewitness said.
We had earlier reported that hoodlums have attacked about four lawmakers on Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon, hoodlums invaded the houses of Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator Southern Senatorial District and former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba who represented Cross River Central Senatorial District at the Senate.
It was learned both houses situated at Asari Esor Layout in Calabar Municipality LGA were on Saturday afternoon invaded and house hold items including chairs, TV, chairs and toilet seats, car batteries were carted away.
Hoodlums invade houses of Senator Ndoma Egba, Gershom Bassey, loot properties, set buildings ablaze
Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the hoodlums overpowered the security personnel protecting the houses and carted away with valuables while leaving the houses as empty.
Other properties including a lounge (Bulavard) reportedly owned by Hillard Eta, APC stalwarts were vandalised and another filling allegedly owned by Governor Ben Ayade was also destroyed.
Also, the hoodlums have invaded the residence of Teslim Folarin, the senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial district.
The mostly angry youth looted several new motorcycles (Okadas) at the Oluyole home of the lawmaker. Other materials carted away are freezers, grinding machines and other valuables.
SkyNews reported how the homes of various government officials have been looted in the last 48 hours.
On Saturday morning, some hoodlums looted materials at the home of a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, in Osun State.
The Iwo Local Government Secretariat was also set ablaze.