As Plateau State goes into a total lockdown from midnight Thurday 9th April to Wednesday 15th April 2020, the State Government has set up 10 mobile courts to try violators of the order.
A press statement signed and issued by Dan Manjang, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, said the establishment of the mobile courts is meant to ensure enforcement and compliance to the directive of Government which is aimed at protecting the citizens from the Corona Virus Pandemic and also ensuring that the entire State is fumigated.
Members of the public are therefore advised to comply with the “no movement” order while those exempted because of their essential services are to carry their identify cards at all times.
Meanwhile, the state has given out situation room Emergency response numbers for members of the public to call should the need arise. The numbers which will be available 24 hours are :
The statement also said Governor Simon Bako Lalong has in the meantime appealed to citizens to bear with this unusual situation and make sacrifices because the problem is not peculiar to Plateau State, but is a global challenge as the world battles this pandemic.
While urging security agencies to be firm in enforcing compliance, the Governor wants them to remain professional and observe all rules of engagement warning that any security personnel who overreaches his mandate by engaging in corrupt conduct or brutality will be held accountable.