- Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has reportedly ordered shoot at sight of returnees who try to escape from the state isolation
- The governor gave the order amid the growing scare of coronavirus pandemic in the country
- About 37 people were reportedly nabbed by the Ebonyi government while trying to enter the state through the bush despite border closure
David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has reportedly ordered security operatives to shoot at sight any person who tries to escape from the state isolation centre.
The governor's directive came after the Ebonyi government ordered immediate isolation of about 37 returnees who were nabbed while trying to enter the state through the bush after the closure of the land border.
According to The Guardian, Umahi said any of the returnees who makes an attempt to escape from the isolation centre for the 14-day period should be shot.
The governor added that that will help reiterate the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that prior to Governor Umahi's directive, about 30 persons were reported to have entered the bush and crossed to a boundary town between Abakaliki and Enugu to the state.
They were later taken to a quarantine centre at the Abakaliki Township Stadium where Governor Umahi visited them and ordered they should be subjected to a medical examination for 14-days.
In a related news, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has made a statement of enforcement on President Muhammadu Buhari's order mandating a restriction of movement in the state from Monday, March 30.
President Buhari had on Sunday, March 29, stopped all movements in the FCT, Lagos, and Ogun states in a bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
The president gave the directive in a presidential broadcast and added that the directive will be for an initial period of 14 days.
Reiterating the directives of the president, Governor Sanwo-Olu said Lagos will be on lockdown with movement totally restricted pending the 14-day period as directed by the federal government.
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