In response to the 12-hour ultimatum given by the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, many looters have begun to return items stolen from government and private properties.
Recall that the governor gave looters up to 6 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, to return all looted items and threatened to issue an executive order to enforce a house to house search.
According to Governor Fintiri, part of provision of the order is a sanction that will attract withdrawal of Certificate of Occupancy and if necessary, demolition of every house that habours any of the stolen properties.
An aide to the Governor, Miracle Musa, said that a number of residents in Yola and Jimeta have started returning the stolen items to their wards heads while some dropped them on the roads for the authorities to pick. Some of the items returned include fridges, tractor parts, water pumps, office furniture, medical equipment, bags of fertilizer and 48 out of 110 tractors carted away by looters.