Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has relaxed the curfew in 17 of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
Fintiri had imposed a 24 hours curfew on the affected areas in the wake of Sunday’s looting of government’s warehouses by unidentified hoodlums, which he later relaxed to 12 hours on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that this recent development was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola and made available to newsmen on Tuesday.
The statement disclosed that the curfew would continue in Yola-North, Yola-South, Girei and Numan from 6 p.m to 6 a.m daily, until further notice.
It read, “Security operatives will, therefore, remain in the affected councils to enforce the new directive with a view to further maintain law and order.”
According to him, the new directive follows the return of peace and advice of the state security council.
“The curfew was never declared to inflict hardship on our people in the first instance but to protect them and return normalcy to the affected areas.” he said.
Fintiri advised the people to always channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities and resist the temptation of taking the law into their own hands.