- There is panic in Osun state as another batch of Nigerians is reported to be on the way to the country from Ivory Coast
- The new set reportedly comprises 67 Nigerians who are making head-way home amid growing coronavirus tension in Africa
- The fear alert of the returnees came in days after the government successfully managed cases of 127 returnees of which 12 tested positive to Covid-19
Amid the mounting scare of coronavirus crisis, 67 Nigerian returnees are reported to be making headway home from Ivory Coast while others are still stranded in Togo as the pandemic hits harder.
Premium Times reports that the Nigerian returnees are reportedly on their way to Ejigbo, headquarters of Ejigbo local government area of Osun state.
Legit.ng notes that the new batch is currently on their way to Nigeria days after the country in partnership with the government of Osun state government successfully managed about 127 returnees who arrived the country from Ivory Coast.
Twelve out of the returnees, it was learnt, tested positive to coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.
According to Premium Times, another batch of Nigerians are also stranded in Togo as they were denied the pass by the government of the country.
The situation of coronavirus in Ivory Coast was reported to be terrible than that of Nigeria, forcing the people to embark on the journey back home.
One of those who know about the coming of the 67 returnees who is a resident of Ejigbo, said more Nigerians will come back home due to the pandemic.
“Let me tell you the truth, more Nigerians will leave Ivory Coast. The situation in Abidjan is much more complex than any of our states here, not even Lagos.
"As I am talking to you, about 67 are on their way. We are aware because the drivers bringing them are from Ejigbo here," he submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has defended its reason for opening borders for Nigerian returnees despite the presidential directive that all borders should be closed amid rising tension of coronavirus in the county.
Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Thursday, April 2, in Abuja, Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola said Nigerian citizens have the right to enter their fatherland "at any time” irrespective of the situation.
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