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‘Nigerians are hungry, suffering’ – Adamawa govt reacts to warehouse looting

The deputy governor of Adamawa, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, has condemned the Sunday looting of warehouses in the state but admitted that indeed, Nigerians are suffering and hungry.

Politics Nigeria recalls that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Adamawa state on Sunday after the escalating attacks of hoodlums breaking into warehouses and carting away foodstuff and other valuables.

Fintiri, on his verified Twitter handle, said the government took the action as a precaution to prevent the escalating violence by hoodlums attacking people and businesses.

Reacting to the incident in an interview, Farauta admitted that the government was aware of the sufferings the people are facing, but faulted the looting saying that the incident will not take the government forward.

She argued that stores and warehouses destroyed will still be repaired with governments funds, hence the youth should channel their energy to positive adventures rather than looting.

However, Farauta disclosed that there’s an hourly review of the curfew, saying that by the early hours of Monday, there will be a total review of the situation with information from 21 local government areas and the state capital to take a final decision.

“Of course, we are mindful of the fact that our people are farmers and this is the rainy season. We cannot keep them indoors for too long because we are agrarian by nature,” the deputy governor said.

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