Commissioner turns back passengers on Kaduna-Kano boundary
- Several vehicles from Kano were turned back at Kano state’s boundary with Kaduna
- Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna state commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs was on ground to turn the vehicle back
- The development took place at Sabon Gida village of Ikara local government area which bordered Kiru local government area of Kano state
Kaduna state commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday, April 27, turned back articulated vehicles conveying food and passengers along Kaduna-Kano border for flouting the restrictions of movement directive.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development took place at Sabon Gida village of Ikara local government area which bordered Kiru local government area of Kano state.
“As you can see, we are here at the border with our sister state of Kano to assess the level of compliance with the travel restriction, and suddenly intercepted long vehicles carrying passengers into Kaduna state.
“They abused exemption as you can see, we found dozens of people hidden and well concealed in the vehicles.
“The good thing is they have not entered Kaduna state and we will turn them back to wherever they are coming from.
“Similarly, we have turned back dozens of passengers, and we will sustain the tempo in compliance with the Kaduna state government directive.
“We are still having some problems with those beating security through remote areas crossing with motorcycles, but we will go back to the drawing board,” he said.
NAN reports that the commissioner also visited the border between Kudan and Danja local government area of Katsina state.
At the Kaduna-Katsina border, Aruwan addressed security agencies and thanked them for their sacrifice in enhancing security and fight against the COVID-19.
The commissioner had earlier dispersed hundreds of traders at a market situated at Kwanan Farakwai in Igabi local government area on the Kaduna-Zaria highway.
Several defaulters were arrested and handed over to security agencies for prosecution.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari eased the lockdown measures imposed on Lagos, Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja beginning from Saturday, May 2.
The president made this known in a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on Monday, 27 after the end of a one-month lockdown since Monday, March 30.
President Buhari stated that the decision is in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, various federal government committees and the Nigeria Governors Forum.
He said: “I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states effective from Monday, 4th May 2020.
“However, this will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”
He also revealed that new nationwide measures are to be introduced as follows;
1. There will be an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am. This means all movements will be prohibited during this period except for essential services;
2. There will be a ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travel until further notice;
3. Partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services will be allowed for the movement of goods and services from producers to consumers; and
4. We will strictly ensure the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public in addition to maintaining physical distancing and personal hygiene. Furthermore, the restrictions on social and religious gatherings shall remain in place. State governments, corporate organisations and philanthropists are encouraged to support the production of cloth masks for citizens.
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