Police Foil Looting Of Shoprite, MTN Offices In Akure, Officers Secure Enugu Shoprite

The Ondo State command of the Nigeria Police Force foiled planned invasion of the Shoprite and MTN in Akure, the state capital on Wednesday.

The Shoprite Shopping Mall, located at Alagbaka area of the capital city, was secured by police officers who came in five patrol vans..

 It was also observed that the shopping mall was under lock and key and there was no worker found on the premises. Although  the mall was shut, the policemen did not allow anybody to enter its premises.

In a reaction, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the deployment of the officers and men of the command at the Shoprite.

Also, there was heavy security presence at the Shoprite Polo Mall Enugu to prevent retaliatory attacks by Nigerian youths over the xenophobic attacks and killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

Punch reports that the shopping mall on Wednesday, the complex was heavily guarded; only one entrance gate was opened for those who wanted to trade to use.

All the entrances to the Games shop, which also shares the same building with Shoprite were equally heavily guarded.

When the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, was contacted, on the telephone, he said that the security personnel in the complex were drafted to maintain law and order in all the businesses and property owned by South Africans in the state.