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Police, NEMA put warehouses in Lagos on high alert over possible attacks by hoodlums 

The Lagos state police command and the National Emergence Management Agency (NEMA) have placed officials and personnels on red alert over possible attacks on malls and warehouses across the state and the South-West.  

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Lagos state Police command, SP Ben Hundeyin confirmed this in a chat with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  

According to him, the command had increased surveillance around shopping malls and warehouses across the state to prevent hoodlums from attacking such facilities. Although he stated that the heightened security alertness was not in anticipation of security breach in such places but part of regular measures to stem violence.  

In the South-West Region, NEMA has increased security at its storage facilities. Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West Zone Coordinator for NEMA said. 

According to him, the rationale for the enhanced security measures is in response to potential threats from individuals seeking to exploit the country’s current situation to raid government warehouses storing food supplies. 

There have the attacks on government and private owned food warehouses across the country over the prevailing hardship in the country. Last week, there were reports of warehouses across the federal capital territory being looted by hoodlums.