Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has relaxed the curfew in 17 of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.
This is contained in a statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday.
After Sunday’s looting of government warehouses by unidentified hoodlums, Mr Fintiri imposed a curfew on the affected areas.
However, the statement said the curfew would continue in Yola-North, Yola-South, Girei, and Numan from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily until further notice.
”Security operatives will, therefore, remain in the affected councils to enforce the new directive with a view to further maintain law and order,” the governor added.
According to him, the new directive follows the return of peace and advice of the state security council.
“The curfew was never declared to inflict hardship on our people in the first instance but to protect them and return normalcy to the affected areas,” he said.
Mr Fintiri advised the people to always channel their grievances to the appropriate authorities and resist the temptation of taking the law into their own hands.