Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has taken decisive action by declaring a 24-hour curfew, effective immediately from Sunday, July 30, 2023.
The action by Fintiri is a bid to curb the escalating violence perpetrated by hoodlums in the state capital.
The announcement was made through a statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, and was released to journalists in Yola, the state capital.
The Governor expressed grave concern over the dangerous dimension that the activities of these hoodlums had taken, as they have been recklessly attacking innocent people, setting fires, and breaking into business premises to loot valuable property.
With the curfew in place, all movement throughout the state will be restricted, except for individuals on essential duties who possess valid identification.
Governor Fintiri urged all citizens and residents to comply with the directive in order to maintain public safety and security.
Emphasizing the seriousness of the situation, the Governor warned that anyone found in violation of the curfew would face immediate arrest and be subjected to the full force of the law.