Covid-19: 50 Northerners Arrested in Ogbomoso for Defying Interstate Travel Ban

Despite the inter state travel ban by states as a way to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, no fewer than 50 travellers from Kaduna and Kebbi states were allegedly intercepted by the State task force and security officers Ogbomoso on Friday.

The travellers, who defied the interstate border closure, were said to have been arrested at different locations in the town.

It was learnt that some of them were apprehended while trying to disembark from a truck near the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso.

The Chairman, Ogbomoso North Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajagbe, who confirmed the incident, said they had been turned back from the state.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogbomoso, representatives of Ogbomoso Parapo Vigilante Group and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps effected their return.

All efforts made to reach spokesman for the police in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, for comments were unsuccessful.

Calls made to him were not answered while the text message sent to him had yet to be replied to as of the time of filing this report.

As the country continues to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, no fewer than 50 travellers from Kaduna and Kebbi states were allegedly intercepted by the State task force and security officers Ogbomoso on Friday.

ngnews247.com gathered that the travellers, who defied the interstate border closure, were said to have been arrested at different locations in the town.

It was learnt that some of them were apprehended while trying to disembark from a truck near the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso.

The Chairman, Ogbomoso North Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajagbe, who confirmed the incident, said they had been turned back from the state.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogbomoso, representatives of Ogbomoso Parapo Vigilante Group and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps effected their return.

All efforts made to reach spokesman for the police in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, for comments were unsuccessful.

Calls made to him were not answered while the text message sent to him had yet to be replied to as of the time of filing this report.

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