Hungry Adamawa youth break into warehouses, cart away food items, Fintiri declares 24-hour curfew

To curtail total breakdown of law and order, Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state weekend declared 24-hour curfew throughout the state.

The governor’s decision to lock down the state followed the early morning attack on some government warehouses by groups of hungry, angry youth and hoodlums.

They laid siege to some government warehouses in the state capital where food items and other valuables are kept. 

The youth stormed the affected ware houses in their numbers carrying and brandishing dangerous weapons and they succeeded in carting away food items, mattresses, generators, pumping machines, among many others.

Security agencies, including the military, were later drafted to bring the situation under control and prevent further looting.

Some of the youth seen carting away looted items attributed their decision to untold hardship  and anger which government has forced on them.  They said government policies are making life impossible for them  and it has left them with no option.

One of the looters who spoke to Blueprint said: “Government should blame itself for what happened and for making life almost impossible for us. They make us beggars in our own country. Where did they expect us to go to survive?

“There is no food to eat, there is high cost of leaving and there is poverty everywhere. No job and no hope for us ordinary citizens. They are busy looting our resources, yet, it  is not enough for them as  they keep on coming out with ungodly policies that keep on worsening our situation. How do they expect us to survive?

To stop the problem from escalating, Governor Fintiri declared 24 hours curfew in the state. The governor’s decision was contained in a  press statement made available to journalists in Yola.

The statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Humwashi wonosikou, noted that the governor’s decision followed the dangerous dimension, the activities of the hoodlums has assumed across the state capital.