The government of Adamawa State has partially relaxed the 24-hour curfew declared by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri in the wake of looting of warehouses by hoodlums on Sunday.
The curfew is now to be observed between 6 pm and 6 am, translating to free movement around the state from dawn to dusk.
Fintri who addressed the press after a security meeting with service commanders early Monday morning, urged the people to go about their lawful businesses.
“The security agencies will continue to maintain peace,” the governor assured, adding that the security personnel will not hesitate to handle appropriately whoever may want to breach the peace of the state.
“We call on our people to be law-abiding. We want to inform our people that the relaxation of the curfew between 6 pm and 6 am will be reviewed hourly.
“We expect that businesses will go as usual and our students will be on their way to school and life will go on,” he said.
Referring to individuals and corporate entities whose offices and warehouses or stores were attacked in the looting that took place in Yola on Sunday, Fintiri said, “We are waiting for NEMA to have a comprehensive report on the extent of damage that occurred yesterday.”
Government and private facilities were vandalised in the morning of Sunday when hoodlums went wild, a development described sarcastically by the populace as jobless youths helping themselves to their own share of palliative resources in the wake of hiked fuel prices after the removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu.