Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has relaxed the curfew earlier imposed on Yola North, Yola South and Girei local governments areas of the state following the activities of hoodlums and other Miscreants in the areas.
The curfew which was initially between 10 pm to 5 am has now been relaxed to between 11 pm to 5 am daily.
The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Humwashi Wunosiko said that the decision to further relaxed the curfew is to enable Muslims to observe the rites of Ramadan fast with ease.
“The development is to enable the Muslim faithful to partake in tafsir sessions during the period”, the Governor said.
He directed security agencies to beef up security across the State especially in the three councils of Yola North, Yola South and Girei by deploying more service personnel to keep watch and ensure the security of lives and property of residents of the State, warning that anyone found wanting will be made to face the wrath of the law.
The Governor added that Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties and residents are urged to cooperate with them to maintain the status of Adamawa State as one of the most peaceful.
Government had in February 2021 imposed a night curfew on the three local Councils through the Adamawa State Restriction of Movement of Tricycles/Motorcycles Executive Order No.1 of 2021 after a breach in the security of the three councils.
The order is meant to check the excesses of hoodlums terrorising the areas prescribing a sentence of six Months imprisonment with an option of fine or both in addition to forfeiting the Tricycle or Motorcycle for suspects found wanting.
While wishing the Muslim Ummah a peaceful Ramadan, the Governor urged residents to maintain the hard-earned peace restored by the administration in the State.
It appealed to residents not to encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in harmony and strengthen the unity and peaceful co-existence the people are known for