Just days to the E-d-el-Fitr, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Friday, May 22, urged Muslims in Nigeria to remain at home during the religious celebration.
IGP Adamu’s order was contained in a statement released by Frank Mba, the spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on Friday, The Nation reports.
The police chief said that Nigeria’s victory over the deadly coronavirus requires the “collective perseverance and voluntary compliance with the prevention regulations emplaced by governments at all levels…”
The police boss’ order is coming at a time when Muslims in the country are preparing for the yearly Eid-el-Fitr celebration
A part of the statement read: “…the COVID-19 prevention regulation orders including the inter-state movement restriction orders, national curfew and the prohibition of mass socio-religious gatherings by the federal government in Lagos, Ogun, Kano states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and restriction orders by governments in some states of the federation, are still in force.”
Moreover, Adamu assured Nigerians that the police have deploy.ed all necessary intelligence to ensure the utmost security during and after the celebration.