Hoodlums who looted items in public and private properties have started returning them to escape the severe sanctions of Adamawa State government FACT-CHECKNEWS.COM has learnt.
Reports indicated that a number of residents of Yola and Jimeta have started returning the stolen items to their wards heads while some dropped them on the roads for the authorities to pick.
The development was sequel to governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s harsh stance on vandals and looters which he made via a state broadcast, Tuesday.
The governor has during the broadcast gave the hoodlums a grace of 12 hours within which to bring the items to the nearest police station or traditional rulers from wards to district heads.
The governor threatened that he will sign an executive order to ensure the revocation of the C of O or outright demolition of any house that harbours stolen items.
The state has witnessed a near breakdown of law and order on Sunday and Monday this week as hoodlums take the state under siege and went on a looting spree.
Properties vandalized or looted within the state capital include; Customs Office, Road Safety office, Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NEMA office, COVID-19 Isolation Centre at Kofare, Shamad Concept Nig. Ltd, North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Kofare, public and private warehouses in Demsawo, Nyako Quarters, opposite airport, behind Zenith bank, Bakin Kogi, Mayanka, Upper Benue, AADP, LEA, Yola South, Red Cross opposite FMC, Aliyu Mustafa College; Dr. Belel’s workshop, private farms etc.
Already some of the victims have claimed losing hundreds of millions of naira to the hoodlums calling on the government to come to their aide or risk going bankrupt.