The Nasarawa State Police Command as of Thursday has prosecuted 1,080 violators of the restriction of movement order by the government.
The movement restriction is part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe, gave the figure in the capital, Lafia, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Longe explained that the Police arrested 1,080 people, impounded 1,181 motorcycles, and 195 tricycles.
He also said more than 200 people, returning from at-risk states, were intercepted and quarantined in line with the government’s directive.
The Commissioner said the Police and other security agencies had mounted roadblocks at strategic locations across all the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa.
“All entry and exit points in the state are being monitored by security agencies and we will not allow inter-state movements,” he said.
Longe warned that anybody caught not wearing face masks in public would be arrested.
He said that the use of face masks was compulsory, especially now, because of the way the coronavirus is spreading.
The Commissioner also warned shop owners outside markets, who were allowed to reopen, to provide hand sanitisers, water and soap to customers, and wear face masks to avoid any face-off with the Police.