Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State on Saturday said the state government has not declared curfew over the Coronavirus Disease threat.
Fintiri, in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, in Yola, said those spreading the fake news of a curfew were “enemies, saboteurs and mischievous”.
He warned that the state government would not take it lightly with whoever was found spreading the fake information.
According to him, those spreading the rumours wanted to create panic among the good and peaceful people of the state.
He stressed that the rumour of a curfew supposed to have taken effect from midnight of March 27 was “not true”.
The statement said: “People should disregard the rumour fabricated by enemies of the Government amid the current crisis emanating from the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
“Government will not hesitate to use its Law on any mischief maker found behind such fake news.”
According to Fintiri, there is no challenge in Adamawa State that will warrant imposing curfew and urged residents to disregard the rumour and go about their lawful businesses.
He also advised the people to observe social distancing, basic hygiene of hand washing and avoid crowded places.