The ruling All Progressives Congress has revealed the Federal Government’s welfare plans, and strategy against hoodlums using lockdown to attack Nigerians.
The spokesperson of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu in a statement noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will ensure the safety of lives and property.
Issa-Onilu noted that following the president’s statement on Monday, a coordinated offensive by the Police, Army, Navy, Air force and Directorate of State Services (DSS) was underway against the miscreants.
“There is no dispute about the hardships being faced by many citizens as a result of the unavoidable lockdown. However, we must resist criminal elements trying to exploit the situation and in the process inflicting further hardships on already stressed fellow Nigerians.”
“In responding to this ugly situation, we would like to caution the various vigilante groups to resist the urge to resort to unlawful and extra-judicial actions in the name of protecting communities.”
“There are already disturbing reports of vigilantes terrorizing innocent citizens. What we all need now is to offer ourselves support and ensure we provide as much comfort as possible for one another.”
“While the government and private concerns are doing their best to provide relief, we all have a responsibility to join our security services in protecting ourselves and communities from miscreants”, Issa-Onilu said.
The party further stated that the country is recording great success in tracking, testing suspected cases and generally containing further spread of the COVID-19.