The Yobe State COVID-19 Sub-Committee on Security and Enforcement, on Monday visited Yobe-Niger Republic border communities.
The visit is aimed at monitoring and ensuring strict adherence to the total lockdown directive of the state government.
Brig-Gen. Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd), the Head of Security and Enforcement Committee, explained the aim of the committee, while addressing the Area Commander of Gaidam and other security operatives in Yunusari Local Government Area.
“The essence of this visit is to evaluate the level of compliance with the restriction of movement in and out of Yobe, to avoid importing the virus to the state.
“The visit is also to see how the security agencies are conducting themselves and carrying out their assigned tasks.
“It is also to encourage them on the assigned tasks and to find out if they have challenges, so that we can assist them to address the challenges for better and more efficient performance of their duties, “he said.
Abdulsalam noted some challenges identified by the committee.
“Apart from the weather condition which is very harsh, there is issue of articulation of command between the various security agencies.
“This, we have resolved and directed them on how to conduct the operations, which must be with unity of command among them.”
Dr Ali Abbas, the Secretary of the Sub-Committee, emphasised that fighting Coronavirus was like fighting a war which must be addressed collectively irrespective of differences.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the Committee visited Yobe-Niger Republic, Yobe-Bauchi, Yobe-Gombe, Yobe-Jigawa borders to monitor and evaluate compliance of the lockdown directive. (NAN)