Adamawa State police command has arrested 238 suspected vandals and looters responsible for massive vandalization and theft of public and private properties across the state.
The state has on Sunday and Monday witnessed an unprecedented gale of theft by vandals who took the state by storm, prompting governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to declare a 24 hour curfew.
Adamawa state commissioner of police, Olugbenga Adeyanju who made the statement at a press briefing Wednesday in Yola, said, the police also recovered 35 tractors, 22 hand tractor hoes, 28 hand tractors, 12 tricycles, 9 vehicles and farm tools.
Other Items Recovered from looters/vandals in Adamawa state
“The command in collaboration with sister security agencies has so far dealt decisively with all acts of lawlessness.
“As I speak, we have 238 males and females suspects. (184) apprehended for breaking/looting government, private and corporate warehouses in the state while (54) were arrested for violating the state government curfew,” he said.
Adeyanju added that 12 tricycles and 9 vehicles were also confiscated while conveying looted properties.
The commissioner thanked the good people of the state especially those that refused to accommodate miscreants and looted goods into their houses and those that volunteered information to police and urged them not until normalcy is restored.