COVID-19: IGP Issues Strong Warning As Muslims Prepare To Celebrate Eid el-Fitr

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COVID-19: IGP Issues Strong Warning As Muslims Prepare To Celebrate Eid el-Fitr


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

Issuing the warning via the official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police Force, the IGP, who congratulated Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr has vowed to enforce strict orders during celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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