Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Adamawa State in a bid to prevent further break down of law and order.
Recall that angry residents had invaded a government-owned warehouse at Kwana-waya breaking into the Central stores located at Barkin Kogi and looting food items.
In a statewide broadcast on Sunday, Governor Fintiri said the government has imposed an indefinite dawn-to-dusk curfew throughout the state, beginning from 3 O’clock, Sunday 25 October, 2020.
He said the government took the action as a precaution, following the activities of “some misguided elements” who have broken into warehouses looting COVID-19 palliatives.
“Reports of people dying in the stampede have been received and we cannot afford to allow anyone to lose his or her life,” Fintiri said.
“We must also avoid a scenario where the security agents will be blamed if any person loses his/her life while being prevented from looting and destroying Government property.
“In view of the above, I have declared and imposed an indefinite dawn-to-dusk curfew throughout the state, beginning from 3 O’clock, Sunday 25 October, 2020.
Movement by all manner of vehicles, except as authorised is hereby prohibited as the curfew comes into effect.”
The governor also attributed the delay in the distribution of the palliatives on the unavailability of rice to complement other consumables.