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Niger Govt Intercepts 40 Lagos Bound Travellers From Kano

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Niger Govt Intercepts 40 Lagos Bound Travellers From Kano

The Niger State Government has intercepted 40 travellers en route Lagos State from Kano State.

Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello, Mary Noel-Berje, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the intercepted persons have been convicted by the Mobile Court and charged to between three months and one-year imprisonment with an option of a fine.

” 19 other persons travelling from Lagos to Kano were also stopped by the Niger State COVID-19 Task Force,” it added.

The Niger State Health Commissioner, Dr Muhammad Makusidi, who was quoted in the statement, expressed his displeasure at the situation.

“Despite the interstate lockdown, people are still moving under any small opportunity they got. I can’t imagine people travelling under the cover of trampoline and sack of rice.

“For us, we are not going to leave any stone unturned, they are going back to where they came from,” he said.

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