By Barnabas Augustine
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has relaxed curfew imposed on some communities in Guyuk Local Government Area and the neighbouring Lamurde following communal clash that disturbed the peace of the areas.
The Governor said Boshikiri and Dumna towns in Guyuk LG and Lafiya town in Lamurde LG are excluded from the relaxed curfew.
In a statement signed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou warned violators of the curfew in the remaining affected communities as security agencies deployed to the area will enforce the order while enjoining the communities to learn to live harmoniously.
The statement read in parts:
"Adamawa State Government has relaxed the curfew imposed on some communities of Guyuk Local Government Area following recent disturbances in the area and the neighbouring Lamurde Local Government.
"However, the relaxation of the curfew excludes Boshikiri and Dumna towns in Guyuk Local Government as well as Lafiya town in Lamurde Local Government Area.
"Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri assures that Government will not leave anything to chance until peace is restored to the area, warning that anybody caught flouting the curfew in the three communities of Lafiya, Dumna and Boshikiri will have himself to blame as security agencies have been directed to ensure strict observance of the curfew.
"Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said people must learn to be their brothers keeper especially at this difficult period where the world has been forced to a new normal of keeping to COVID-19 protocols and its attendant economic consequences.
"The Governor insists that those sponsoring violence must desist in order for peace to reign.
"The Governor said “Our hard earned peace must be sustained as its our social contract with the people”.
"He appealed to the people to maintain peace, guaranteeing the protection of lives and property of the people.
"Governor Fintiri advised residents to exercise restraint and remain calm as the committee set up to investigate the crisis continue with its work, assuring that Government is doing everything possible to maintain peace in the state".