- Some hoodlums who looted private and public warehouses in Adamawa have started returning their loots
- Governor Ahmad Fintiri had on Tuesday, October 27, appealed to the hoodlums to return the stolen items
- Fintiri, however, threatened that the defaulters would be made to face the full wrath of the law
Hours after Governor Ahmadu Fintiri sent a warning message to hoodlums who looted warehouses in Adamawa, some looters have started returning stolen items to escape severe sanctions.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the governor had threatened that he would demolish the houses where the looted items are kept.
Legit.ng gathered that the latest report indicated that a number of residents of Yola and Jimeta have started returning the stolen items to their ward heads while some dropped them on the roads for the authorities to pick.
According to the newspaper, some of the items returned include fridges, tractor parts, water pumps, office furniture, medical equipment and bags of fertilizer.
Governor Fintiri had vowed that he would sign an executive order to ensure the revocation of the certificate of occupancy or outright demolition of any house that harbours stolen items.
The report added that the property vandalised or looted within the state capital included Customs office, Federal Road Safety office, Primary healthcare development agency, NEMA office, COVID-19 Isolation centre at Kofare, Shamad Concept Nig. Ltd, North East Commodity Association (NECAS), Kofare.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Fintiri appealed to the hoodlums to return what they stole from public and private warehouses in the state within 12 hours.
Fintiri in a special broadcast on Tuesday, October 27, asked looters to return the stolen items to the nearest police stations or traditional rulers’ houses within the state.
Fintiri, who described the looters as criminals, disclosed that so far, 155 suspects were in police custody while nine vehicles and 12 tricycles loaded with the loot have been recovered.
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