Insecurity: Fintiri unveils fresh executive order, restricts use of motor cycles in 2 LGs

In a move to curtail rising spate of criminal activities in the Adamawa State, governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has today unveiled a fresh executive order christened “Adamawa State Restriction of Movement executive order No. 1 of 2022.

According to a statement by the governor’s press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, the order which covers Mbamba, Yolde Pate and Ngurore communities in Yola South and Viniklang and Federal Housing Estate in Girei LGs will remain in force till further notice.

According to the statement, the restriction will start from 5:00pm to 5:00am everyday.

“This Order further reinforces the Executive Order 1 of 2021 which categorises areas specifically mentioned,” the statement said.

This development is a direct response to the growing activities of criminals that are disrupting the peace of the State.

While describing the activities of such miscreants as unacceptable, Governor Fintiri said, “they have become a threat to the peace, wellbeing, security and stability of the state’s political and economic systems, as well as their effect on continuous development which must be effectively curtailed.”

He said no responsible government will allow criminals to threaten the peace of the state, but must ensure that all residents of Girei and Yola South Local Government Areas live free from thuggery, robbery, theft, maiming, kidnapping and other criminal activities.

The Executive Order prescribes a penalty of Six Months imprisonment with an option of One Hundred Thousand Naira fine or both, in addition to forfeiting the Motorcycle to the Government if found guilty for violation of the Order.

The Order also states that any person found on a Motorcycle stationary or in motion, within the prohibited time whether as a rider or passenger shall be liable to prosecution.

However, only those with genuine reasons, such as seeking Medical attention, providing care and assistance to the Vulnerable or travelling for purpose of work classified as essential service are exempted, but must justify it as reasonable cause to the Law Enforcement Agencies and the Courts.

The Police and other Security Agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any person found contravening this Executive Order.

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