Fintiri Relaxes Curfew, Reviews House to House Search, Calls For Calm.
By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has relaxed the 24 hours curfew imposed on the state on Sunday 25th October, 2020, following breakdown of law and order.
In a statewide broadcast on Thursday, the governor said the 24 hours curfew has been reviewed from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, beginning from Friday 30th October 2020.
Fintiri who said the decision followed substantial progress made in reestablishment of law and order in the state, promised to review this timing as situation warrants.
” Consequently, Government has relaxed the current curfew regime from 8am to 6pm beginning from Friday 30th October 2020. We shall review this timings as situation warrants.
” Meanwhile checkpoints will be mounted at all the entry and exits points of the State.
” This, for the moment is a measure taken to stop any attempt by the thieves to escape with the looted items out of the State.
” Fellow citizens, you must bear with us as these measures are in our collective interests. They are noted to be the best way to prevent further attempts by recalcitrant hoodlums to railroad us into anarchy,” Fintiri stated.
The governor also reviewed the implementation strategy of the Executive Order signed yesterday, due to the success recorded so far in returning of loots.
“Part of this review is the fact that the House-to-House search will no longer necessarily be in the form initially envisaged.
“We encourage landlords to talk to their tenants; Neighbours to talk to each other and parents to talk to their children, should there be any remnants of the loot in any of the households.
“Whistle blowers are doing their best in the recovery process, I encourage them to do more”, he stated.
While commending resident of the state for their compliance with the curfew and sincerely appreciating those who saw reason in returning the looted items, Fintiri urged them to remain calm as together the state will overcome the challenge.