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PLATEAU: 4,500 policemen, NSCDC personnel deployed to enforce COVID-19 lockdown order




The Plateau State Police Command has ordered the deployment of no fewer than 2,500 personnel to ensure total compliance with the lockdown directive by the state government led by Governor Solomon Lalong.

In the same vein, the State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said that it has deployed 2,000 of its personnel across the 17 LGAs of the state to ensure compliance with the lockdown order.

This was disclosed on Sunday by the Spokespersons of the Police and the NSCDC, Gabriel Ubah, and Tanimola Obasa, respectively.

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However, the Spokespersons said, the deployment was aimed at ensuring strict compliance and not to molest members of the public.

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

“As law enforcement agency, we have deployed 2,500 policemen and 2,000 NSCDC personnel across the state to ensure people comply with the directives.

“They are not to molest members of the public, but they will arrest anyone caught violating the orders,” they explained.

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