Following Sunday’s looting at government warehouses, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri opted to reconsider the state-wide curfew.
The curfew has been lifted from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, with the exception of the twin councils of Yola North and Yola South, Girei, and Numan, according to a statement made by Humwashi Wonosikou, the governor’s Chief press secretary.
“Security personnel will remain in the affected councils to enforce the new directive and maintain law and order.”
The governor states that the new order was issued as a result of the restoration of calm and the recommendations of the state security council. “The curfew was never declared to impose hardship on our people,” Governor Fintiri said at first, but rather “to protect them and restore normalcy to the affected areas.”
The Governor praised the people and towns for their cooperation and understanding thus far but encouraged them to always go to the correct authorities with any difficulties rather than attempting to fix them on their own.