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Lootings: Gov Fintiri signs executive order for house-to-house search

Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has signed an Executive Order authorizing a house-to-house search for items looted from public and private warehouses. The governor…

Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has signed an Executive Order authorizing a house-to-house search for items looted from public and private warehouses.

The governor had on Tuesday given 12-hour ultimatum, which lasted till 6 am on Wednesday, for looters to return the items they carted away from public and private warehouses.

A statement signed by press secretary to the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, said the Executive Order No. 2 of 2020 on the Recovery of Public Property looted in Adamawa State by Hoodlums and Thugs was to be effective from 3 pm on Wednesday.

“The governor has, however, taken note of the compliance with his earlier directive for looters to return all they looted and vandalized in storage facilities, public and private offices and has graciously extended the period of the house-to-house search by another twelve (12) hours”

“The house-to-house search will now commence at 7:00 am on Thursday 29th October 2020”, the statement read.

“Government calls on the general public, especially those with information regarding the items carted away, to come forward and volunteer information that could help security agencies recover all the looted property.”

The release indicated that the 24-hour curfew imposed across the state remained in place.

“Any person or group of persons with information should call the following Numbers: 08089671313, 08067592714” the statement added.