Alhaji Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police made the disclosure to the in Minna on Thursday.

Usman said that the command had secured the conviction of 504 of them through mobile courts in different part of the state.

He said the convicts were sentenced to various terms of imprisonment or given the option of fine.

Usman said the breach of the existing restriction order by some people resorting to night travels would not be tolerated in the state.

The commissioner said that such would be counterproductive and undermine the tireless efforts of the state government at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

He said that intelligence report indicated that transport workers, especially inter-state operators, had continued to defy the lockdown order by embarking on night trips.

Usman said that already the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state had been directed to ensure full implementation of the lockdown order, especially, as it related to night trips.

“The lockdown is for 24 hours daily except for window periods. Night hours are not excluded; inter-state movements across the state remain banned”, Usman said.

The commissioner called on the residents of the state to continue to cooperate with the police and other security agencies deployed to enforce the lockdown order so as to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

“We will sustain our ongoing aggressive patrols on all the major highways to ensure strict compliance with the lockdown order,” the commissioner said.

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