The Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, has condemned the Sunday looting of warehouses including that of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) by those she referred to as hoodlums in the state capital, Yola.
Hundreds of residents broke into public and private warehouses carrying wheat and other supplies and carted them away during the looting.
In response to the incident, she stated that the government is aware of the people’s plight, but condemned the looting.
sh said “The government is very mindful of the fact that our people are hungry and our people are suffering. We accept that, but we condemn what has happened because that will not take us forward.
“Those stores and warehouses that have been destroyed; the government is still going to use funds now to repair them. And our youth can channel their energies into positive things instead of doing what they did today,” Prof Farauta argued.
Following Sunday’s looting, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri acted swiftly by imposing a 24-hour curfew on the state.
Only individuals on essential duties with legal identification would be allowed to go around during the curfew, according to Fintiri.
However, his deputy revealed that the curfew is being reviewed hourly, and that a thorough review of the situation with information from 21 local government areas and the state capital will be conducted by the early hours of Monday to make a final decision.