Enugu state Police command has reiterated it’s commitment in enforcing the government’s restriction orders, including the shutdown of public places of worship.
This was contained in a press statement by ASP Daniel E. Ndukwe, the command’s Public Relations Officer.
The police also enjoined all clergymen in the state to aid in the implementation of this order.
The statement reads;
“The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force wishes to reassure the general public, particularly the good citizens of the State of its unwavering commitment to enforce Government’s restriction orders on curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, including the shutdown of public places of worship.
“This reassurance is in view of the agreement reached between the Government of Enugu State and leaders of religious organizations to shutdown places of worship till further notice and the consequent denial by the Anglican Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most. Rev. (Dr.) Emmanuel Chukwuma, of media reports alleging that he opposed the Government and Police by not shutting down branches of the church over the COVID-19 pandemic as agreed.
“Accordingly, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM, while taking into cognizance the priestly agreement and rebuttal of the alleged media reports, has enjoined the citizenry, especially members of the clergy, to ensure continuous compliance with the orders as well as shutdown churches, mosques and other public places of worship as ordered by the Government. He noted that the Command will continue to professionally do everything within it powers to enforce the orders as stipulated, irrespective of whose Ox is gored.
“To this end, the CP is calling on the citizenry to remain vigilante, steadfast and prayerful in the fight against the deadly scourge and reach the Command on 08032003702, 08075390882 or 08086671202 or by sending electronic mail to [email protected] for emergencies, complaints, enquiries and suggestions.”