The Nigeria Police in Adamawa State has arrested 238 individuals over the #EndSARS looting and ensuing 24-hour curfew within the state.
The state Police Command has additionally retrieved 35 tractors, 12 tricycles, 9 different autos, 742 luggage of fertilizer, 18 luggage of maize, 95 plastic chairs, and another objects which embrace eight pairs of Nigeria Customs Service uniform, all carted away whereas the looting spree lasted.
The looting occurred principally within the state capita,l Yola between Sunday morning and Monday afternoon, with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri declaring a 24- hour curfew efficient from Sunday afternoon up to now.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Olugbenga Adeyanju, who paraded the suspects earlier than newsmen Wednesday morning, mentioned 184 of the 238 suspects had been apprehended for breaking into and looting authorities, personal and company warehouses whereas 54 had been arrested for violating the 24-hour curfew imposed by the federal government.
Amongst these arrested over looting was a household comprising a person and 5 kids.
Whereas the police charged them individually for utilizing the household bus for looting, the daddy instructed newsmen through the parade on the police headquarters in Yola that he was employed to hold the products with which he was arrested, insisting that his kids had been arrested after they turned up whereas he was being interrogated by police operatives.
The police commissioner who mentioned the #EndSARS looting was unlucky as a result of Adamawa as a state by no means had any case of SARS, added that, in any case, #EndSARS protesters in search of palliatives had no purpose going to locations like FRSC, UNICEF, personal busineses, and such locations which don’t have anything to do with palliative objects.
He mentioned the efforts of police and sister safety brokers who had been on patrol throughout the state had succeeded in restoring order, however that the prevailing curfew would stay till the state governor decides in any other case.