The Government of Niger State, yesterday, April 15, turned back a trailer filled with over fifty people who were Lagos returnees, ordering them to go back to where they came from.
The Niger state Task Force Team for coronavirus intercepted the trailer at Gbaganu junction Bida road Minna coming from Lagos with people going to Kano state. The truck was covered with a trampoline with some people underneath and others on it.
The driver had reportedly explained that they were coming from Lagos and going to Kano, pleading that they should be allowed to pass through as they pledged not to stop in the state.
But the security at the point called the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), who is also the Chairman of the state Task force on COVID-19, Ibrahim Ahmed Matane, to seek permission to allow them to pass through the state.
The SSG, on arrival at the point where the truck was stopped, ordered the security personnel to escort the trailer through the road it came into the state, insisting that there was no waiver for any truck that is not carrying food items, fuel or other essential products to enter into the state.