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The Niger State Police Command has arrested 595 individuals for allegedly violating the COVID-19 lockdown order throughout the state.

Police Commissioner Adamu Usman acknowledged this whereas talking yesterday with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, the state capital.

Usman stated the command had secured the conviction of 504 of them via cellular courts in several a part of the state.

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The police chief stated the convicts have been sentenced to numerous phrases of imprisonment or given possibility of advantageous.

He stated the breach of the present restriction order by some folks resorting to nighttime travels wouldn’t be tolerated within the state.

Usman famous that such can be counter-productive and undermine the tireless efforts of the state authorities at curbing the unfold of COVID-19.

He stated intelligence indicated that transport employees, particularly inter-state operators, had continued to defy the lockdown order by embarking on night time journeys.

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