COVID-19: IGP warns transporters against continued night journeys


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has issued a stern warning to members of the organized transport sector who continue to breach the existing restriction order by embarking on night travels.

This was contained in a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba on Wednesday.

Mba said the warning follows intelligence reports showing that road transport workers, especially interstate operators, have continued to defy the lockdown order and cessation of movements as emplaced by the Federal Government as they continue to embark on night journeys.

“Consequently, the IGP has directed Commissioners of Police to ensure full implementation of the restriction order, especially as it relates to night travel without being unmindful of categories of exempted persons and the fundamental human rights of Nigerians,” the statement read.

The IGP also warned that violators will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He, therefore, called on the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association to warn their members to strictly adhere to the restriction order of the Federal Government


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