Hoodlums on Friday burgled and looted valuable goods in a popular shopping mall, Memories Superstores located in the timber town of Sapele, Sapele council area of Delta.
It happened after a 48-hour curfew imposed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to stem further loss of lives and destruction of properties across the state.
The hoodlums, in their number, vandalised the mall, located along Ajogodo Road and carted away goods worth millions.
But for arrival of operatives of the Nigerian Army, 19 Battalion, Koko, more damage would have been recorded.
The miscreants were said to have stationed spies some distance away from the mall to alert them of unwanted companies, as such they fled with some valuables on sighting the soldiers.
A witness, Akporotu Onome, told newsmen the hoodlums stormed the mall and forced their way in and thereafter began to loot goods inside the store.
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