…Socio-religious gatherings remains banned – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has felicitated with Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr.

Adamu, in a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Friday in Abuja, said, “The successful conclusion of the Ramadan, a period of self-denial geared towards attaining wholesomeness, reinforces my belief that with the citizens’ collective perseverance and voluntary compliance with the prevention regulations emplaced by governments at all levels the nation will surely overcome the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.”

The spokesperson said the IGP has assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, noting that proactive and robust anti-crime measures, including the deployments of tactical and intelligence assets of the Force, were already in place to prevent any untoward incidents in the country.

The police boss, however, stressed that the Covid-19 prevention regulation orders including the inter-state movement restriction, national curfew and the prohibition of mass socio-religious gatherings by the federal government and restriction orders by governments in some states are still in force.

“The Force, therefore, enjoins the citizens to observe the Eid celebrations bearing in mind the unusual times occasioned by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic as the Force will leave no stone unturned towards the due enforcement of the orders.”

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