As Moslem faithful in Nigeria join others across the world in marking end of Ramadan fast and celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State command has called on residents to obey lockdown order imposed on the state in view of Coronavirus pandemic or risked being sanctioned.
State Commandant, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma, made the call while felicitating with Moslem Ummah on Sallah celebration and successful completion of spiritual obligation of Ramadan fast.
Dutsinma advised resident to obey restriction of movement directive, saying it is for the collective good of the people restating that only the living celebrate.
He warned that anyone who violates the lockdown order by embarking on intra or inter-state movement and is caught shall face the wrath of the law.
According to him, over 3000 personnel are deployed to ensure intra and inter-state travel ban.
“The deployment will be maintained during Eid-el-Fitr and I urge residents of border communities to cooperate with security agencies by not allowing desperate people to take advantage of illegal routes in their domain,” Dutsinma explained.
He said Head of Operations, all Area Commanders and Divisional Officers have been directed and have mobilised fully to curtail influx of people in the state accounts for the rising incidence of coronavirus in the state.
Further, the Commandant explained that these measures have become necessary in preventing community spread.
The NSCDC helmsman urged Moslems to use the Eid-el-Fitr period to pray for Nigeria especially against challenges of terrorism and insurgency, banditry, cattle rustling, ethnic militia and end to the novel Corona virus.
On the unfortunate incidence of killings and banditry in parts of the state, the Commandant assured that efforts are being intensified to apprehend those behind it as he appealed for support from the public as a collective approach to tackle the menace.
Perpetrators of dastard acts must desist from it in order to pave way for peace and development, without peace there cannot be development.
He assured that the corps in collaboration with sister agencies are working relentlessly towards restoration of peace, restating that inhabitants of communities should collaborate with security agencies.
ASC Orndiir Terzungwe
For: State Commandant