By Barnabas Augustine
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has imposed curfew in parts of Local Government Areas of Guyuk and Lamurde which have renewed clashes that had disturbed the peace of the affected communities in Southern Adamawa. The Governor's Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou who issued press statement on the imposed curfew said that the affected communities are the towns of Lafiya and Boshikiri as well as the surrounding villages of Mumseri, Mere , Kupte and Zakawon.
Mr Wonosikou said that Governor Fintiri ordered the curfew to start with immediate effect from 5:00pm to 6:00am until further notice.
The statement read in parts:
"Governor Fintiri who is disturbed by the recurring communal clashes warned that "Criminals are challenging the Government's resolve, and we are going to pursue them to the farthest end possible," he said. "We have exhausted all the means to arrest the situation in that area. It now requires a whole new approach because we have been left with no option.
"The Governor noted that the unfortunate breach of peace in the area was regrettable and having reviewed the unfolding scenario, Government is concerned about the persisting tensions and reported attempts by some persons to take the Laws into their hands by attacking individuals and private facilities as well as public property.
"In order to avoid further deterioration of the ugly situation and to protect lives and property of citizens, I have directed the imposition of curfew from 5pm to 6am from Wednesday 8th June, 2022. The curfew shall remain in place subject to further review.
"All citizens are therefore directed to abide by the directive to enable security personnel maintain Law and Order in the affected areas and deal with those attempting to forement trouble by taking advantage of the situation to perpetrate crimes.
"While also calling for calm Governor Fintiri sympathised with the families of those affected by the crisis.
"The Order shall apply during the hours of 5pm to 6am and shall remain in effect until further notice".