The Joint Operation Task Team in charge of the enforcement of the presidential lock down order has impounded 51 cars, 9 tricycles and 46 motorcycles in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
They were impounded for violating the subsisting presidential lockdown directive aimed at containing the further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the capital city.
The Joint Operation Task Team is chaired by the FCT Commissioner of Police (CP), Bala Ciroma.
The Joint Operation Task Team arrested and impounded the vehicles, tricycles and motorcyles while working at some satellite towns of the FCT including Nyanya, Dutse Alhaji, Karu, Jabi, Kado, Life-camp, Mpape, Zuba and many others.
In a statement signed by the FCT Command Spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri, in Abuja, Saturday, CP Ciroma warned that “any car, tricycle or motorcycle impounded for violating the subsisting presidential order shall remain in police custody until the 14 days lockdown order is lifted by the federal government.”
He, therefore, advised residents of the FCT to be law-abiding and support the ongoing effort by the government to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CP appealed to FCT residents to adhere strictly with the new guideline issued by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, which, according to him, “states that markets selling food in the neighbourhoods would open from 10am to 2pm every other day.
“In view of this, all FCT residents are expected to will remain in their respective homes on Sunday, as violators will be arrested.”
The CP however, advised residents of the FCT to call the Police Command control room number or any other hotlines when in distress.
The numbers, according to him, include 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 or 08028940883.