The police in Adamawa said on Wednesday in Yola that they have recovered additional 35 tractors, 107 bags of fertilisers, 28 hand tractors, and 29 cartons of agrochemicals looted by some hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest.
The police announced only on Wednesday that they arrested 238 suspects from whom 35 tractors, nine vehicles, more than 600 bags of fertiliser, 50 hand tractors and hoes, and 18 bags of maize were recovered.
Police spokesperson in the state, Suleiman Nguroje, said that the additional recovery was also made possible with the cooperation of other security agencies in the state.
“The Command equally arrested four females and one male suspect, who allegedly looted public, corporate and private warehouses during the protest.
“The Commissioner of Police, Olugbenga Adeyanju, thanks to the people of Adamawa, especially those who volunteered information to the police leading to the recovery of the looted items,’’ he stated.
Nguroje implored the people to continue to give such useful information and to report any suspicious persons or hoodlums to the nearest police station.
Luck ran out of some suspected Vandal’s and looters in Adamawa State last Sunday during the youth protest as the State Police Command has naped over 238 cult print.
However the state has on Sunday and Monday witnessed an unprecedented gale of theft by vandals who took the state by storm, prompting Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to declare a 24-hour curfew.
The governor also gave the looters a 12 hours ultimatum to return the looted properties before the law caught up with them.
Fintiri made the declaration in a broadcast on Tuesday’s evening in Yola, and also declared a house- house searches to enable the recovery of these looted properties.
In his broadcast, he also warned that anybody’s house found harbouring these looted properties, the government will revoke the person’s certificate of occupancy and demolish his house.
Also responding at the police headquarters, the National Chairman of Northeast Commodity Association,(NECAS) Alhaji Daware Sadiq appreciated the security agencies for their quick response to recover his organization tractors and other types of equipment.
Sadiq said NECAS warehouses were also looted, appealing to the public to aid the police to recover the remaining tractors and other pieces of equipment back to the organization.