COVID-19: 155 persons arrested in Sokoto State for violating curfew

COVID-19: 155 persons arrested in Sokoto State for violating curfew

The Sokoto State Police Command has announced that 155 persons were arrested between 8p.m. on Wednesday and 6a.m. on Thursday for violating the curfew imposed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Command’s Public Relation Officer, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Sadiq disclosed that the State Joint Security Task Force has also impounded no fewer than 63 vehicles and motorcycles.

“All cases were discreetly investigated as directed by the Police Commissioner before being charged to court,” he said.

He added that all individuals found violating the lockdown order must be prosecuted.

“Consequent upon the foregoing, I enjoin the people of Sokoto State to embrace compliance with the safety advisories issued by authorised agencies and

remain obedient to the night curfew directive, as it is in the interest of the state to contain the spread of the virus,” he added.

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