The Police Command in Sokoto State has arrested 155 people for violating the curfew imposed to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The people were arrested between 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday for violating the curfew order.
The development was revealed in a statement released on Thursday by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq.
Sadiq disclosed that the State Joint Security Task Force has also impounded no fewer than 63 vehicles and motorcycles.
“All cases were discreetly investigated as directed by the Police Commissioner before being charged to court,” he said.
The police spokesperson further stated that all individuals found violating the lockdown order must be prosecuted.
“Consequent upon the foregoing, I enjoin the people of Sokoto State to embrace compliance with the safety advisories issued by authorised agencies and remain obedient to the night curfew directive, as it is in the interest of the state to contain the spread of the virus,” he added.