The Police Command in Taraba on Wednesday gave perpetrators of the recent looting in the state three days to return the looted items or face the full wrath of the law.
The ultimatum is contained in a statement by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr David Misal, in Jalingo.
According to Misal, those in possession of the looted items should return them to the police on or before Oct. 31.
He said that the command would ebark on a serious search at the expiration of the date in order to arrest and prosecute the offenders.
“The Taraba Police Command wishes to inform the general public, particularly those in custody of looted property, that in our determination and unrelenting efforts to recover the looted items and prosecute offenders, the Command will be embarking on search, arrest and recovery operations.
“This is aimed at identifying the looters as well as buyers of such property for appropriate action
“The general public is also urged to identify and report to the police any person(s) reasonably suspected to be in possession of such property.
The Taraba Government had earlier in the day, relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jalingo, the capital city of the state, over massive looting, to now run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every day.