Covid-19: Police deploy 2, 500 personnel to enforce lockdown in Plateau

The Police Command in Plateau state, has deployed 2,500 its personnel to total compliance with lockdown directive by the state government.

ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Officer (PPRO) in the state confirmed the figures to the Agency Nigeria () on Friday in Jos.

reports that Gov. Simon Lalong had declared a 7-day lockdown to enable government fumigate public arena as a measure combating the spread Coronavirus in the state.

also reports that the governor earlier carried out the fumigation exercise the terminus in Jos.

According to Ogaba, the deployment aimed ensuring strict compliance and not to molest members of the public.

“As you know, the state government had ordered a total short down of the state to enable it fumigate public places.

“As law enforcement agency, we have deployed 2,500 personnel across the state to people comply with directives.

“They are not to molest members of the public, but they arrest anyone caught violating the order,” he said.

NAN correspondent who monitored the situation in Jos and Bukuru metropolis reports that there heavy presence of various points. (NAN)