The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has directed the commissioners of police in states where the social restriction and lockdown orders have been enforced to continue.

This was confirmed in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on 9th of April, 2020.

While rejoicing and celebrating with the Nigerian Christian Community, as Christendom commemorates the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the IGP calls on Religious and Spiritual leaders in Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT, as well as other states affected by the restriction orders, to continue to join hands with relevant government agencies and use their leadership positions to admonish worshippers to observe prayers and worship programs in the confines of their homes.

He stated that this directive has become necessary as all hands are on deck to curtail and curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has immensely challenged humanity across all spheres of life.

The IGP expresses deep worries and concerns that for the first time in the annals of our history, circumstances and challenges have compelled us to emplace restrictions in social gatherings, which inevitably is also affecting religious programs of all faith. He therefore enjoins Nigerians to see the restrictions in the light of the symbolism of Easter which connotes sacrifice, tolerance, perseverance, love and ultimate triumph.

Meanwhile, the IGP reassures the citizenry that the Nigeria police will remain steadfast and committed in the duty of ensuring public safety and security during the Easter Period, and beyond.

He wishes Nigerians Happy Easter Celebrations.


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