Adamawa Looting Spree: Govt Reviews  Curfew From 6pm To 6am

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*Urges residents to go about  lawful businesses*Warns miscreants to desist from causing trouble


By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola

Adamawa State Government has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state on Sunday, following the breakdown of law and order, when hoodlums broke into government and  private facility carting away food and non food items.
The curfew which was initially 24-hour has been  relaxed from 6pm to 6am with immediate effect.
A statement by Humwashi Wonosikou, governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s Chief Press Secretary, said that after a security meeting, the government deemed deem it necessary to relax the curfew.

“The relaxation of the curfew follows a meeting in the early hours of Monday morning between security chiefs and Government officials led by the Deputy Governor, Prof Kaletapwa George Farauta.
“Addressing the Press shortly after the meeting, the Deputy Governor announced that the curfew has been reviewed from 6pm to 6am and will be reviewed hourly while authorities will maintain an increased security presence to ensure compliance to Government’s directive and that criminals do not disrupt the peace of the State.
“Farauta stated that the security operative will not hesitate to handle appropriately whoever wants to breach the peace of Adamawa.
“We call on our people to be law abiding, we want to inform our people that the relaxation for the curfew between 6pm to 6am will be reviewed hourly.
“We expect that businesses will go as usual and our students will be on their way to schools and life will go on, unless where we find a breach of security and protocols,” the statement said.
On the damages recorded as a result of the incident, she said, “we are waiting for NEMA to have a comprehensive report on the extent of damage that occured yesterday”.

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