Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, yesterday, declared a 24-hour curfew on the state with immediate effect. The governor made the declaration in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou in Yola.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of hoodlums had broken into Federal and State government storage facilities and looted food and non food items in Yola.
Buttressing the report, Mr. Ladan Ayuba, Head of Operations National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told NAN that the armed hoodlums looted bags of Rice, Maize, Corn and Beans, as well as Generators, wrappers, mattresses and plastic buckets among others from NEMA facility in the state.
According to Governor Fintiri, the situation has assumed dangerous dimensions as hoodlums in Yola attack people with machetes, broke into business premises and homes carting away property.
Fintiri appealed to law abiding residents to comply with the directive, warning that anyone caught contravening the order would be arrested and prosecuted.