• Warns parents to restrain their wards against criminal activities

By Billy Graham Abel, Yola

Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has called on parents to restrain their wards from participating in criminal activities of the notorious Shila boys gang in Adamawa.

Fintiri said the state has noticed an upscale in the activities of ‘Shila boys’ criminal activities within the Yola metropolis who have been going about attacking law-abiding citizens.

Gov. Fintiri made this known during a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa state.

The gang members are said to have in recent times attacked and injured unsuspecting residents and carted away their valuables.

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Governor Fintiri who was represented by his deputy, Kaletapwa Farauta said, “We have noticed a sharp increase in Shila Boy activities in Yola.

“We are warning parents across the state to control their children and stop them from involving themselves in actions that would even cost them their lives.

“The governor has invested in skill acquisition centres with the aim of empowering our youths in order to scale down on youth restiveness.”

Fintiri also appealed to parents and stakeholders to stop shielding children who are members of Shila from arrest.

Shila boys have become notorious in Adamawa state for petty theft, burglary, and attacks on residents with dangerous weapons leading to loss of lives in some instances, among many other criminal activities.