Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reviewed the curfew regime imposed on the three Council areas of Yola North, Yola South and Girei following the activities of Shila Boys and other Miscreants in the society using Tricycles and Motorcycles.

The curfew which was 10pm to 5am is now eased to commence from 11pm to 5am daily during the period of the Ramadan Fast. A statement by the governor’s Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou states that the review takes immediate effect.

The Government had on February 2nd imposed a night curfew on the three Councils through “The Adamawa State Restriction of Movement of Tricycles/Motorcycles Executive Order No.1 of 2021.”

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.

The review of the Restriction of movement is necessitated by the desire of the Government to allow Muslim faithful observe unhindered Tafsir at their various Mosques during the Ramadan period.

Rt.Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri however 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.

Governor Fintiri warned that anybody found breaching the peace will be dealt with accordingly.

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 our State as one of the most peaceful.”

While wishing the Muslim Ummah a peaceful Ramadan, the Governor advised them to adhere to the guidelines of COVID-19, which include the use of protective face masks in public places.
“We urge residents to maintain social distancing in public gatherings, regular handwashing and use of sanitizers.”

“I appeal to residents not to encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in harmony and strengthen the unity that we are known for.”