Ilorin looting: A thousand employees might lose job

Following the wanton looting and destruction of public properties and private businesses in Ilorin, workers of Shoprite mall in Ilorin have condemned the attack.

The workers lamented that the action of the looters have rendered them jobless and ruined the Ilorin ShopRite business, adding that the act exhibit total wickedness.

According to DailyTrust, one of the workers, a sales attendant, said, “They did not only loot everything and left the store as big as it is empty, they also destroyed everything. Those people are indeed heartless and wicked.”

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It was also gathered that the looters destroyed the camera room of the store and went away with the gadgets to avoid being captured.

Another worker who preferred anonymity as she was not authorized to talk to the press said they got to work today to clean up the empty store.

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She lamented that the looting might have rendered all the workers which are about 1000 jobless.

She stated, “You can imagine how long it would take to restock the store. Even the hoodlums went to the backyard and broke into the containers. Also, they carted away 400 bags of flour which were just supplied to us. Also our uniforms, our shoes were also taken away.

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“I didn’t know Ilorin could be this worse, some people are even jubilating when a lot of people have been rendered jobless.”

Meanwhile, the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has announced a N500m intervention for business owners whose businesses were looted during the looting spree.

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