The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Umaru Muri, has asked residents of the state to adhere strictly to preventive tips against COVID-19 and would deal decisively with anybody or group that violated the lockdown and social distancing orders during the festive period.
Muri said this in a statement released by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, in Kaduna on Saturday.
The commissioner said the command had drawn up a strategy that would take care of criminal elements during the lockdown and the Eid-el-fitri celebration in the state.
Against this backdrop, Muri said the command had deployed enough men – conventional and mobile policemen as well as undercover operatives to monitor vulnerable areas in the state.
These operatives, he said, would be hard on those who attempt to foment trouble in the state, saying that the command would ensure compliance with the lockdown and provide tight security across the state.
He also assured residents of the command’s prompt response to distress calls and urged them to report any suspicious movement to the nearest security formation.
The statement read, “The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that, it has drawn out an elaborate operational strategy to ensure compliance with the total lockdown order imposed by the state government to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and intensive security coverage to checkmate the activities of criminal elements during EID-EL-FITRI period throughout the state
“In this regard, the command has deployed both conventional and mobile policemen as well as undercover operatives to man and monitor key/vulnerable point with a view to ensure compliance with the lockdown and provide tight security across the state.
“The Command once-again reassure the good people of Kaduna State of its readiness to promptly respond to distress calls and decisively deal with any person or group of persons who in any way attempt to violate the lockdown and social distancing orders during the festive period.”