The National Orientation Agency has appealed to youths in the country to stop looting warehouses and other facilities.

The Federal Government’s agency cautioned that looting would cause negative effects on the country’s economy.

NOA made this known in a series of tweets on Monday.

Lootings have continued in many parts of the country but have calmed in Lagos after days of violence that saw official buildings torched, supermarkets looted and vehicles destroyed.

But state governments have imposed a curfew in their states in a bid to stop the wave of looting.

In its post, titled ‘stop looting’, NOA urged Nigerians to be patriotic.

It said, “#EndSARS protesters could not have envisaged looting of this magnitude, an act completely different from genuine agitations/demands of lawful protesters.

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Hurting businesses will traumatize owners with attendant negative effects on nation’s fragile economy.

“#COVID19 has affected the world economy beyond imagination of which #Nigeria is no exemption. Economy is in need of a quick restart, and any impediment can slow down economic recovery efforts. Looting businesses is an impediment to an already strained economy.

“Quite number of both public and private buildings have been vandalised and looted resulting in loss of unimaginable amount of money.

“We sympathise with business owners whose investments have been touched by vandals and looters.”