COVID-19: Adanawa Police Enforces 8PM – 6AM Curfew, Cautions Officers Against Excesses

The Periscope reporter

The Adamawa State Police Command has declared its intention to enforce the 8pm to 6am curfew, following the presidential directives on new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the Nation.

In a press release Monday, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Yahya Nguroje, the police command, in collaboration with sister security agencies, would commence full enforcement of the directives effective from today being Monday, 4th May, 2020.

“To this effect, members of the  general public are advised to strictly adhere to the following restriction orders:

“i. There will be overnight curfew from 8:00pm to 6:00am daily across the state, which means all movements are prohibited during this period except for essential services.

“ii. There is a ban of non essential movement in and out of the state.

“iii. Wearing of face mask is compulsory to all.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP OLUGBENGA ADEYANJU fdc , appeals to members of the general public to respectfully comply with such orders as taskforce team that comprises of police and other security agents will be deployed to enforce the government directives.

“The command while urging members of the public to adhere strictly to the curfew order, equally warns officers and men deployed for this operation to display high level of professionalism, operate within the context of the law and respect  Human rights.

“Similarly, while interstate movements remain prohibited, all borders linking Adamawa state had been fortified by security agents to prevent unnecessary movements into the state and possibly apprehend violators.

“All taxi drivers/tricycles operators are to carry not more than three and two passengers respectively, while buses to cut half of it’s passengers for compliance to social distancing order.

“The Command therefore assured the general public of its commitment to protecting lives and properties and called on people to stay at home and remain safe,” the press release read.

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