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Eid el-Fitr : IGP Warns Against Mass Gatherings

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu

By Gom Mirian, Abuja 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has warned Muslims in the country as they prepare to celebrate the 2020 Eid el-Fitr that the restrictions order by the Federal Government were still in force. 

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement said, 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 were still in force.

He, however, noted that these restrictions will be mandatory for residents in Lagos, Ogun, kano states as well as the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).


He stated further that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohamed Abubakar Adamu,  has congratulated Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr. 

 He said the successful conclusion of the Ramadan was  a period of self-denial geared towards attaining wholesomeness, reinforced his 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 COVID-19 pandemic.

 The Police Boss, however, assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr Celebration. 

Adamu said that proactive and robust anti-crime measures, including the deployment of tactical and intelligence assets of the Force were already in place to prevent any untoward incidents in the country. 

He, therefore, enjoined 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 due enforcement of the orders.

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