Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has in unambiguous language told hoodlums who have hold the state on siege to stop their nefarious activities or face severe consequences.
A statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou said the 24 hour curfew imposed on the state has not been relaxed.
” Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri regrets that despite the imposition of the curfew, hoodlums have continued to wreck havoc, looting and destroying both public and private property across the state unabated.
“The Governor is pained that crime has continued and called for calm and understanding among all the citizens.
He urged Security agencies to restore the peace and ensure strict adherence to law and order, warning that any further breach of the law will not be tolerated.
” Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said vehicular movement and movement of any sort has been restricted until further notice and called on the public to take note, warning that, anybody caught flouting the directives will have him or herself to blame.
” The Governor warned those taking the laws into their hands to desist as security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute anyone found wanting.
” He also warned that government will not allow disgruntled elements destroy the peace built over the years,” the statement said.
While appealing to the public to cooperate with government and security agencies to defeat the enemies of the state, the governor said, “we will not fold our arms and allow the situation degenerate to anarchy.”
The Governor who describes developments in the state in the last 24 hours as unfortunate, called for a new thinking towards behavioural change adding that the curfew imposed is total and movement of any sort is restricted until further notice.
Following a new wave of vandalism and theft of government and public property, governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri yesterday declared a 24 hour curfew in the state.
But despite the curfew, vandals have continued attacks on public and private facilities across the state prompting the governor to issue today’s warning.