Adamawa Police Command has directed all its formations in the state to enforce the lockdown order as part of measures for COVID-19 containment.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, gave the directive in a statement signed by the Spokesperson for the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, in Yola on Tuesday.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Adamawa Government had ordered a 14-day lockdown of the state with effect from Tuesday midnight, March 31
Madaki said the development followed health threat posed by COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown order by government to enable its containment.
He enjoined citizens of the state to voluntarily adhere to the lockdown order.
The commissioner said: “I hereby direct all DPOs, Operational Commanders and their Supervising Area Commanders to ensure that the order is strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.
“Also, Area Commanders and DPOs are directed to observe safety measures and as well ensure interstate travel restrictions and borders with Cameroon remain closed.’’
He further directed that tricycles, taxis and bus operators within the state remain restricted.
He said that only hospital ambulances, fire fighters, security vehicles were allowed, while filling stations and banks were to offer skeletal services.
The commissioner advised the citizens to avoid social activities such as: clubbing, beer parlours, social gatherings and markets, except for those selling food items and water vendors.
He ordered the deployment of the task force team to ensure compliance and enforcement.
“The order exempted some essential service personnel, such as medical officers, fire fighters, journalists on official duties and electricity officials.
”The command remains resolute and committed to protecting lives and property of the citizens,” Madaki said.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Adeleye Ajayi
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