Fintiri imposes 24-hour curfew in Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State on Sunday imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state with immediate effect.

The curfew followed wide scale looting and attacks on citizens by hoodlums.

The governor made the announcement in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou in Yola.

He said the situation had assumed dangerous dimension as hoodlums in Yola attack people with machetes, broke into business premises and homes carting away property.

He said: “With the curfew imposed, there will be no movement throughout the state.

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“Only those on essential duties with valid identification would be permitted to move around during the period of the curfew,” he added.

The governor pleaded with law abiding residents to comply with the directive, warning that anyone caught contravening the order would be arrested and prosecuted.

Recall that hundreds of hoodlums had broken into Federal and State government storage facilities and looted food and non food items in Yola, Adamawa State.

It was gathered that three of the hoodlums died while several others were arrested.

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