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Happy day killing: 70 hotels in Adamawa with No CCTV risk closure


Happy day killing: 70 hotels in Adamawa with No CCTV risk closure

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The Adamawa State government in North East Nigeria has issued a Six weeks ultimatum to Hotels In the state to install surveillance systems.

This comes after the recent killing of a Woman In Happy day Hotel In Yola, the state capital a few days ago.

No fewer than 70 registered hotels in Adamawa State risk going out of businesses if they fail to install CCTV cameras.

The state Deputy Governor, Kaletapwa George Farauta, gave this indication at an emergency meeting with the hospitality business owners at Government House, Yola.

Kaletapwa who described the killing as babaric, warned hotel owners to ensure the safety of their customers.

She added that henceforth negligence and insecurity in the hotels will not be tolerated.

The Deputy Governor stressed that protection of life and property of the citizens is the Fresh Air Government’s top priority.

The Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr Edgar Amos announced that a committee has already been set up to go round and ensure compliance of the government’s directive.

In his own remark, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, urged the public to give timely information to the police to enable them take action immediately after an incident.

Samuel Aduata, the state chairman of Hoteliers Association, assured of the union’s cooperation to avoid future reoccurrence of the recent killing.

The woman whose dead body was found in a hotel in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, was dentified by her former husband.

A suspected ritual killer had taken the said woman to the hotel, now identified as Happy Day Guest Inn, beheaded her and sneaked out of the hotel with the head.

The ex-husband of the deceased, Auwal Garba, confirmed to the Adamawa State Police Command Friday evening that the deceased, Bilkisu Idi, who was murdered at the Happy Day Guest Inn on Thursday, January 18, was his wife until last month.

According to the Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, who provided the update on the incident, Auwal Garba had volunteered the information that Bilkisu was his wife, whom he had married about six years ago.

Garba allegedly added that the marriage, which was blessed with a child, ended in December 2023 when he divorced her.

He said the deceased even called him on the day she was killed, asking to talk to her child, but he told her the child was with his grandmother.