COVID-19: Police To Enforce Orders On Mass Gatherings During Eid el-Fitr In Nigeria

IGP Warns Aganst Mass Eid Fitr Gatherings OnoBello

As Muslim faithful prepare to celebrate Eid el-Fitr on Monday and Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned against mass gathering in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Ogun.

The IGP who issued the warning in statement shared via the Nigerian Police Force’s Twitter handle, advised Nigerians to go about their Eid el-Fitr celebrations bearing in mind the unusual times occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, vowed to leave no stone unturned towards the due enforcement of the order.

A statement by Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, said, “The Inspector-General of Police, M.A Adamu, has congratulated Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr.

“The IGP notes that with 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.

“It therefore enjoins 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 the due enforcement of the orders.”

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