The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has made a U-turn on his earlier directive which ordered all police commands not to exempt anybody as he has ordered that workers on essential duties, including journalists should be exempted when enforcing the ban on interstate movements and the nationwide curfew.
This was disclosed by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, in a statement on Tuesday, 19 May.
According to the statement by Mr. Mba, the essential workers exempted from the restriction orders include medical personnel, firefighters, ambulance services, journalists among others.
The aforementioned groups are “exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the federation.”
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu has therefore directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders,” Mba said.