The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said that socio-religious gatherings remain banned in spite of the Eid el-Fitr celebration by Muslim faithful across the nation.
In a statement issue by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, on Friday, Adamu who congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, also reminded the general public that the ban on inter-state movement and massive gatherings still stands.
The statement read in part: “The Force however reminds the citizens that 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.’’
“It 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.”
The IGP further assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr celebrations.