Lockdown order on COVID-19: Joint Task Team impounds 51 cars, 9 tricycles, 46 motorbikes in Abuja

The Joint Operation Task Team on the enforcement of presidential lockdown order on COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja under the leadership of the FCT Commissioner of Police,  Bala Ciroma, has impounded 51 cars, nine tricycles, and 46 motorcycles in Abuja and its environs since the operation kicked off.

Spokesperson for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday said that the items were impounded from the owners for violating the subsisting presidential lockdown directive aimed at containing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the statement, the cars, tricycles, and motorcycles were impounded by enforcement units of the Joint Operation Task Team on duty around Nyanya, Dutse Alhaji, Karu, Jabi, Kado, Life-camp, Mpape, Zuba and other parts of the Federal Capital Territory.

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It quoted the Chairman of the Task Team,  Bala Ciroma warning that any car, tricycle or motorcycle impounded for violating the subsisting presidential order shall remain in custody until the 14 days lockdown order is lifted by the Federal Government.

The Commissioner of Police also advised members of the public to be law-abiding and support the ongoing effort by the government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the FCT and the country in general.

He further advised FCT residents to adhere strictly with the new guideline issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which stated that markets selling food in the neighbourhoods would open from 10 am to 2 pm every other day.

The statement said that in view of the new guidelines, “all FCT residents are expected to remain in their respective homes on Sunday, as violators will be arrested.”

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