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Eid-el-Fitr: Socio-religious gatherings remain prohibited —IGP

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said that socio-religious gatherings remain prohibited as Muslim prepare to celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr.

IGP Adamu stated this in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, on Friday.

IGP Adamu congratulated Muslim faithfuls on the celebration on the successful conclusion of the Ramadan and assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr celebrations.

He said the Ramadan is a period of self-denial towards attaining wholesomeness.

He also reinforced his belief that with the citizens’ collective perseverance and voluntary compliance with the prevention regulations the nation will surely overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement reads in part:

“The IGP notes that the successful conclusion of the Ramadan, a period of self-denial geared towards attaining wholesomeness, reinforces his belief that with the 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.

“Meanwhile, the IGP has assured the nation of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, noting that proactive and robust anti-crime measures, including the deployments of tactical and intelligence assets of the Force, are already in place to prevent any untoward incidents in the country.”

IGP Adamu, however, reminds the citizens that the COVID-19 prevention regulation orders including the inter-state movement restriction orders, national curfew and the prohibition of mass socio-religious gatherings by the Federal Government in Lagos, Ogun, Kano States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and restriction orders by Governments in some States of the Federation, are still in force.

He, therefore, enjoined the 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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