Adamawa: Police Arrest 44, Recovers Stolen Items

Daji Sani in Yola

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 44 persons in connection with the Sunday looting of properties in the federal government’s warehouses at Cona-Waya, which is three kilometers to Yola, the state capital.

The items looted included maize, rice, beans, corn, generators, wrappers, mattresses and plastic buckets and many to mention.

The State Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP. Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the arrest in Yola, and explained that some of the stolen properties that included grains and water pumps were recovered from the suspects.

Nguroje added that the commissioner of police has drafted detective to conduct investigation on rationale behind the crime and assess the level of destruction, stressing that assessment is ongoing.

He also stated that security personnel had been deployed to secure public and private infrastructures as well as business premises and enforce 24 hour curfew declared by the state government.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa State government has eased the 24-hour curfew imposed across the 21 local government areas following the activities of hoodlums on Sunday that broke into government’s warehouses carting away food and nonfood items.

A press release by the Chief Press Secretary of the State Governor, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, said that the relaxation of the curfew followed a meeting in the early hours of yesterday’s morning between security chiefs and government officials led by the Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta.

Wonosikou said: “Shortly after the meeting, the deputy governor announced that the curfew has been reviewed from 6p.m. to 6a.m., 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.’ 

The release also urged parents to send their children and wards to school as well as the reopening of businesses premises, adding that the deputy governor also warned hoodlums and the public to abide by the curfew and remain courteous and cooperative if approached and questioned by security personnel.

It added that government would not fold its arms and allow miscreants to disrupt the peace of the state.

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