The Adamawa State Government has imposed a 24 hour curfew on communities affected by the recent crisis in Lamurde Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by the government said the curfew followed the violence that erupted in Tingo Dutse and Tito on Thursday, May 14, 2020 and the attendant tension.
“Sequel to breach of peace in Tingno Dutse Tito, Sabon Layi and Bagashi communities, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the imposition of a 24 Hour curfew from 6:00am to 6:00am with immediate effect”.
The statement said the government required residents to abide by the directive until normalcy is restored to the area.
It said Governor Fintiri viewed the disturbances as unacceptable, warning that security agencies had been directed to enforce the curfew.
The governor urged residents of Lamurde Local Government Area to shun rumour mongering and provide relevant information to security agencies to ensure peace in Adamawa state.
While guaranteeing the protection of lives and property of the people, Governor Fintiri advised residents to exercise restraint and remain calm as government was doing everything possible to track down the perpetrators and restore peace to the affected communities.