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216 People Arrested For Not Wearing Face-Masks In Niger State

Over 216 people have been arrested and convicted for violating lockdown order in Niger State. Twelve out of the 216 were discharged.

Majority of the offences involved not wearing face masks while others were driving vehicles during the lockdown, organising social events, conveying passengers during the lockdown, and carrying more than the prescribed numbers of passengers required.

Police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun said those convicted were given varying degrees of sanctions, including six months imprisonment or fine.

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