ADMAWAWA STATE GOVERNOR, AHAMADU FINTIRI SETS TO BEGIN DOOR-TO-DOOR SEARCH FOR STOLEN ITEMS, VOWS TO DEMOLISH HOUSES CONTAINING LOOTED GOODS
Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, is set to begin a door-to-door search for items looted by hoodlums in the State.
The Governor has also given the looters 12 hours to return all stolen goods or houses containing such items will be demolished.
Recall that Governor Fintiri declared a 24-hour curfew on Sunday, October 25, following looting of Government and Private Warehouses by hoodlums in the State.
He made this announcement in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday evening, October 27.
He said, “I am giving a 12 hour ultimatum (6:00 pm – 6:00 am) to the hoodlums to return whatever they looted from public and private warehouses and homes to the nearest Police Station and traditional rulers’ houses (from the ward to the district level), whichever is nearest to them.
“This ultimatum will expire at 6:00 am on Wednesday, 28th – October, 2020, after which I will sign an Executive Order for a house-to-house search to commence by 7:00 am of the same day.
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Governor Fintiri, who revealed the extent of looting and damages to properties of Government and private franchises is immense, apologized to residents of the State for the acts of the hoodlums which he condemned.
“The loss is materially colossal but more enormous is the loss of moral values driven by greedy criminal urge to steal. We condemn in strong terms the outright demonstration of brigandage as barbaric, criminal and a recipe for anarchy,” he said.
He added that 155 suspects are in police custody while 9 vehicles and 12 tricycles loaded with loot have also been impounded.