Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar said government will constitute a mobile task force to punish those who violate the Covid-19 protocols in the State.

The Governor who disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the Government House, Dutse said the move became necessary following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said following the passage of the Presidential order on Covid-19 to safeguard the lives of citizens, the State Government had warned that a six-month jail term or N5,000 fine awaits anyone arrested violating COVID-19 protocols.

Badaru said the State Government will not hesitate to punished anybody found violating Covid-19 protocols across the State.

“People must abide by presidential order on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic or face a six-month jail term or five thousand naira fine,” he said.

He advised the people to abide by the order, including wearing face mask, social distancing, limitation of outdoor meetings, and indoor meetings must not exceed the capacity of fifty participants.

He urged the people of the state to continue observing Covid-19 prevention protocols at places of work, social, religious, and political gatherings.