Hoodlums numbering over a thousand have set fire to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) warehouse in Calabar, Cross River State.
The publicity department of the State Newspaper Corporation, the Nigerian Chronicle, was also set ablaze.
The hoodlums had previously attacked a warehouse on Bishop Moynah Street, and Ekorinim, the Ministry of Labor.
An eyewitness who declined to give his name said the hoodlums completely burned down the Advert department and looted some offices in the office of the newspaper that housed SEMA and the warehouse.
“The looting started peacefully but there was stampede when the number increased. I can’t ascertain if any life was lost at the moment.
“It was from the stampede that the looters became violent and torched the warehouse and part of Newspaper Corporation administrative office (Advert department)”, he said.