Adamawa State commissioner of police, Audu Madaki has directed police in the command to ensure enforcement of the lockdown order by the state government.
To this effect, Madaki directed all DPOs, Operational Commanders and their supervising Area commanders to ensure that all legitimate orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts by the Government are strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.
In a press statement with Ref No. CZ.5220/ADS/PPRO/VOL.2/ 25, date March, 31, 2020 and made available to newsmen, the command’s image maker, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the CP also urged officers to maintain personal safety measures.
According to Nguroje, Madaki further directed the Area commanders and DPOs to ensure interstate travel restrictions and international borders with Cameroon remain closed.
“The CP further directed all tricycles,Taxis and Bus operators within the state to remain restricted only ambulances, fire fighters and security vehicles, filling stations and Banks (skeletal services) are allowed.
“The CP enjoined citizens to avoid social activities such as clubbing, Joints Beer parlours, social gatherings and markets except for those selling food items and water vendors.
Also, in compliance with the Government’s directives in the state, the CP has ordered the immediate deployment of the task force team to ensure compliance and enforcement.
Meanwhile, this order exempted some essential service personnel, such as medical officers, firefighters, journalists on official duties and PHCN officials.
While urging people to remain at home, he reiterated the commitment of the police towards the protection of lives and properties.