Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Fintiri on Sunday declared a 24-hour curfew on the state with immediate effect.
The governor made the declaration in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou in Yola.
The curfew followed wide-scale attacks by hoodlums breaking into warehouses and carting away foodstuffs and other valuables.
“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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of hoodlums had broken into Federal and State government storage facilities and looted food and non-food items in Yola.
Head of Operations National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),Ladan Ayuba said that the armed hoodlums 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.
A source also confirmed to NAN that the hoodlums who attempted to break into a Silo but were not successful later moved to attack other government storage facilities.
At least three of the hoodlums were believed to have died while several others were arrested. The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident, saying that Police and other security operatives have been deployed to protect critical assets and infrastructure.
In 2020 reported the looting of a government-owned warehouse at Kwana-waya by angry residents, who later broke into the Central stores located at Barkin Kogi and looted food items.
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