The Nasarawa State Government on Tuesday sent nine passengers on transit from Kano back to the state.
Alhaji Abdulrahman Sani-Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State confirmed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen in Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area of the state.
Sani -Maigoro said the action was part of measures by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
He added that six vehicles with passengers from Kano and Lagos were also intercepted and sent back to their various destinations respectively.
He advised residents to disregard reports circulating that traders, selling fabrics were still moving their goods in the night from Kano to Keffi.
“The report, which was sponsored by some people, who do not wish this local government and the state well is not only false but unfounded.
“I have done my best and will continue to do my best as I have a COVID-19 task force committee on-ground monitoring all roads and places bordering Keffi to contain the pandemic.
“I have set up the committee to work both day and night to ensure that people adhere strictly to government directives against COVID-19.
“This was evident in the interception of nine passengers in a Sharon bus from Kano on Tuesday and the arrest of violators of government order,” he said.
Maigoro urged residents of the area to obey directives given by the government and experts to fight COVID-19 in the country, Newzandar News reports.
He added that the government has concluded plans for the evacuation of Almajiris to their states of origin.