The Periscope Reporter
The chairman of the recovery committee of #EndSARS looted items, Secretary to Adamawa State Government, Engr. Ahmad Bashir, has disclosed that the hoodlums have returned about 70 – 80% of items they looted under the guise of #EndSARS protests.
The SSG made the disclosure when members of the Adamawa State house of assembly Ad-hoc committee on assessment of public and private warehouses/offices vandalised during the #EndSARS protests paid him a courtesy call at his office after rounding off their assignment on Wednesday.
The ad-hoc committee was set of by the speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas to ascertain the level of damage and destruction wrought by the hoodlums.
The SSG has explained to the committee that the state government has earlier constituted a committee to collect and warehouse items willingly returned by those who looted them.
The SSG said the committee has collected and warehoused a number of items at various locations including police barracks, police headquarters, Doubeli police station, Mopol barracks police station and Wuro Hausa police station and are being catalogued.
The SSG revealed that he had a chat with the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations who is in charge, and assured him that he would make a comprehensive list of the recovered items and forwarded to him probably next week.
The SSG expressed happiness with the level of compliance on the part of looters without attitude, where he noted that such gesture was unprecedented.
The SSG explained that going by his committee’s assessment, almost 70 to 80 percent of the items have been returned, saying that NECAS which is one of the organisation that lost 108 tractors, was able to recover 105 tractors in various forms and shapes.
The SSG stated further that based on the record, some of the tractors were intact, while some of them were cannibalised beyond repair, and that the organisation’s technical personnel were working on them.
In his speech, leader of the ad-hoc committee, Hon. Japhet Kefas (Gombi constituency) said his committee has gone round the affected facilities and would submit its findings very soon.
Some of the affected areas visited by the committee include; Adamawa state Agricultural Mechanization Agency, (AAMA), ADSEMA storage facility, cooperative office, Federal Road Safety Commission’s head office, NECAS’ Warehouse and NEMA storage facility.
Others are; Primary Health Care Development Agency, Essential Drugs, Red Cross’ Office, NYSC camp, Salihu Bakari’s farms, NICOTAN along MAUTECH road, Custom’s office and warehouse among several other places.
Kefas, said that the house had condemned the destruction caused during the protest, saying it was unacceptable even as he said proactive measures would be taken to prevent future occurrence of the ugly situation.
Kefas said his committee deemed it imperative to visit the SSG’s office being the chairman of the state recovery committee so as to be furnished with relevant information/documents to that effect to enable them file their report.