Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has condemned the recent attack on a government warehouse, where goods worth millions of Naira were looted.
The governor who frowned at the act yesterday during a state broadcast, viewed the act as criminal activity that all must condemn.
The activities of hoodlums which have led to the attacks on warehouses and stores belonging to private individuals would be recalled have compelled the governor to impose a dawn-to-dusk curfew on the state on Sunday.
Fintiri who could not fathom why the hoodlums went about breaking warehouses across the state, said “The perpetrators of this heinous activity and their accomplice would certainly be dealt with as criminals.”
“There cannot be any situation that would justifiably warrant this level of aberrant resort to brigandage, the situation where some irate hoodlums from one or two local governments arrogate to themselves the deviant right to break into public store to steal government reserves meant for emergency response all in the name of searching for palliatives is a brigandage taken too far.
“We are passing through tough times in this present economic predicament is not restricted only to Adamawa State.
“The fact that this shameful act is being perpetrated in only these locations points to the fact that so much work is required to fix the social disarticulation in our society, the government certainly has a role to play, but more importantly parents must wake up to their responsibilities.
“We must collectively, cooperate to deal with these hoodlums who have found it convenient to break into our warehouses and loot at their own convenience” he said.
The governor, who believed that all hands must be on deck to bring the hoodlums to book, said that “If we don’t do this today, chances are that their next destination would be our homes and businesses.”
Announcing that no fewer than 90 of the suspected hoodlums have been arrested, preliminary findings from the investigations revealed that besides the purported claim to the economic crunch which is propelled by the innate trait of criminality, is the inducement of some lazy politicians in our midst.
The Governor said that there are some of us who contested and lost elections and feel that the only way to play their bitter politics is to distract us by inducing trouble that would sap our energy. He reaffirmed that “We shall deal decisively with anyone who aided and abetted this callous slide into anarchy.”
He added that his administration would continue to investigate and prosecute the hoodlums, as plans have been put in place to roll out palliative measures to assist people of the state irrespective of political, religious and tribal affiliations.
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