The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIGs and Commissioners of Police, CPs nationwide to ensure that all orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts against coronavirus, Covid-19 are strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdictions.
This is against the backdrop of the Covid-19 global health threat and the subsequent social restriction orders imposed by governments at all levels.
The Force spokesman Frank Mba in a statement noted Adamu enjoins citizens to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices and minimize official visits, except where necessary.
The Police chief also advised citizens to adhere strictly to the directives.
Adamu, while called on officers to observe personal safety actions, further ordered the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned.
He restated that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should permit detention.