“Looters not necessarily hungry” – Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says it is wrong to regard looters as “hungry” people.
He stated this on Sunrise Daily, a popular Channels Television programme on Thursday.
The presidential aide was speaking on the “Aftermath of #EndSARS Protest”.
Massive looting of private and public property ensued after hoodlums hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest across the country.
Warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives were looted in more than 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and security agents have been arrested the looters responsible for the looting.
Reacting, Adesina said that contrary to the belief that the looters were “hungry”, they were merely taking advantage of the breakdown of law and order occasioned by the protest.
He said, “These crowd of people you see going to loot are not necessarily hungry and angry.
“They are taking advantage of the breakdown of law and order that came as a result of protracted protests.”
Adesina said it was incorrect to blame military intervention and Lekki Toll Gate shooting of October 20 for the brigandage that followed.
“You’ve fallen for the narrative of Amnesty International, and Amnesty is wrong,” he stated.
Recall that the global rights group accused the police and military of killing no fewer than 10 people at the toll gate.
It also warned the government against a cover-up.
Watch video of the interview:
These people you see looting are not necessarily hungry…they are taking advantage of the collapse of law and order.
— Channels Television (@channelstv) October 29, 2020