Adamawa: Gov. Fintiri relaxes curfew

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From Alhassan Haladu, Yola

Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has relaxed the 24 hours curfew earlier imposed on the state in the wake of looting and vandalism of government and public properties by hoodlums.

Governor Fintiri, who disclosed the review of the curfew in a statewide broadcast on Thursday evening to the people of the state, stated that the curfew is now to be observed from 8am to 6pm beginning as from yesterday, Friday.

The governor explained that the timings will be reviewed as situation warrants and commended the citizens for their compliance with the curfew and appreciated those who were misled into participating in the loot, pillage and plunder the common patrimony, for seeing reason in returning the looted items.

Fintiri stated that so far, over 50% of the looted items have been recovered and more are being surrendered, attributed the voluntary return of the valuable items that were carted away, because is not in the character of the citizens to break the law neither known for involvement in brigandage.

The Governor also commended the conduct of citizens who have remained law-abiding in spite of the extreme difficulties they had to endure as a result of the measures taken to restore normalcy.

He cautioned people to resist the actions and utterances of those whose aim, he said, is to gain political mileage over the collective tragedy and misfortunes by turning the unfortunate mayhem into an issue for political discourse.

The Governor revealed that the damage of the mayhem in the State has reversed the progress made in the recovery from the backwardness the administration inherited.

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