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Covid-19: Plateau Police Command Moves To Enforce Presidential Directive To Contain Menace

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

In view of the presidential directive on new measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic across the nation, the Plateau State Police Command wishes to inform the good people of state and other residents that the Command in collaboration with other security services has commenced full enforcement of the directive.

To this effect, members of the public have been advised to adhere strictly to the under listed restriction order, until further notice.

A statement to this effect was signed and issued to Conscience Triumph in Jos on Tuesday, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ubah Gabriel Ogaba, indicating that there will be overnight curfew, from 08:00pm to 06:00am daily across the state.

According to him, “This means that, all movements are prohibited during this period, except those on emergency and essential duties, and wearing of face-mask in public places is compulsory to all and regular sanitizing and washing of hands with soap and water is very necessary.”

The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, appeals to all residents of the state to respectfully comply with these orders aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 virus in the state.

While urging the public to adhere strictly with these directives, the Command also warns its personnel and those of other security agencies engaged in this all-important national assignment to avoid corrupt practices and compromise of any sort, and also urged them to be firm and display high level of professionalism.

It also reminded the citizens to note that the nationwide prohibition of interstate movements as well as the statewide restrictions and directives on intrastate movements are still in place.

In view of this, Plateau State residents are advised to comply with all directives, as violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

Meanwhile, residents of the state have been called upon to promptly call the Command’s emergency hotlines for vital information and complaints via their telephone numbers and are also enjoined to report any suspected case(s) of Covid-19 infection to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) by calling the state emergency numbers.

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