Coronavirus: Don’t Come Out, Lockdown Order Still In Force, IGP Tell Nigerians

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has directed the Commissioners of Police in States where the social restriction orders have been emplaced to continue with the enforcement of the orders.

Adamu gave the directive in a statement posted on the verified handle of the Police Force on Thursday.

The police boss stressed that the restriction orders in , Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – to curb the spread of () in the country – were still effective.

He called on religious leaders in the states and the FCT, as well as other states affected by the restriction orders to continue to cooperate with relevant agencies, urging them to use their leadership positions to encourage worshippers to observe prayers and worship programmes in the confines of their homes.

Adamu explained that the call has become necessary in order to curtail the spread of pandemic which has immensely challenged humanity across all spheres of life.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the Commissioners of Police in States where the social restriction orders have been emplaced to continue with the due enforcement of the orders.

Police Force (@PoliceNG) April 9, 2020

to continue to cooperate with relevant agencies and use their leadership positions to encourage worshippers to observe Prayers and Worship Programs in the confines of their homes.

Police Force (@PoliceNG) April 9, 2020

The IGP expresses deep concerns that for the first time in the annals of our history, circumstances have compelled us to emplace restrictions on social gatherings, which inevitably is also affecting religious programs of all faiths.

Police Force (@PoliceNG) April 9, 2020

Meanwhile, the IGP reassures the citizenry that the Police will remain steadfast and committed in the duty of ensuring public safety and during the Easter period and beyond, he wishes Nigerians Happy Easter Celebrations.

— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) April 9, 2020

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