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INSECURITY: Fintiri Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Adamawa As Hungry Hoodlums Attack, Loot Businesses



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Hundreds of hoodlums, allegedly dazed by hunger and hardships, have broken into Federal and State government storage facilities, looting food and nonfood items in Yola.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that atleast, three of the hoodlums were believed to have died while several others were arrested; even as their onslaught continued unabated.

Swiftly, the Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri on Sunday declared a 24-hour curfew on the state with immediate effect.

This online news medium gathered that the governor’s declaration was made via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou in Yola.

The Chief Press Secretary specifically affirmed that the curfew followed wide-scale looting and attacks on citizens by hoodlums.

According to him, the situation has assumed a dangerous dimension as hoodlums in Yola attack people with machetes, broke into business premises and homes, carting away property.

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

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

Fintiri appealed to law-abiding residents to comply with the directive, warning that anyone caught contravening the order would be arrested and prosecuted.

Mr. Ladan Ayuba, Head of Operations National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed to NAN that the armed hoodlums especially looted bags of Rice, Maize, Corn, and Beans, as well as Generators, wrappers, mattresses, and plastic buckets among others from NEMA facility.

.He said that the hoodlums also vandalized and looted facilities at the NEMA office that was recently reconstructed and furnished.

Another source also confirmed to newsmen that the hoodlums who attempted to break into a Silo but were not successful later moved to attack other government storage facilities.

SP Suleiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa confirmed the incident, saying that Police and other security operatives have been deployed to protect critical assets and infrastructure.

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