Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, has set up 10 mobile courts to try violators of the order which came into effect Thursday midnight.
The establishment of the mobile courts is meant to ensure enforcement and compliance to the directive of Government which is aimed at protecting the citizens from the Corona Virus Pandemic and also ensuring that the entire State is fumigated.
A statement by the State Commissiiner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang advised members of the public to comply with the “no movement” order while those exempted because of their essential services , are to carry their identify cards at all times.
Meanwhile, the State has given out situation room Emergency response numbers for members of the public to call should the need arise. “The numbers which will be available 24 hours are :
“Governor Simon Bako Lalong has in the meantime appealed to citizens to bear with this unusual situation and make sacrifices because the problem is not peculiar to Plateau State, but is a global challenge as the world battles this pandemic.
“While urging security agencies to be firm in enforcing compliance, the Governor wants them to remain professional and observe all rules of engagement warning that any security personnel who overreaches his mandate by engaging in corrupt conduct or brutality will be held accountable,” the statement concludes.