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LOCKDOWN: Osun govt arrests travellers in trucks from north



Kaduna turns back trailers conveying passengers from Kano

Osun state government has arrested some travellers coming from the northern part of the country who flouted the restriction of interstate movement directive.

The Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Adeyanju Binuyo said this in a statement to journalists on Wednesday evening.

Mr Binuyo said that the offenders who hid themselves in trucks carrying essential goods, will immediately be sent back to their states.

“Government is aware of a huge influx of non-Osun residents into the state, especially from Zamfara. They were coming majorly through the Ondo axis, accompanying trucks that are carrying food materials purportedly to be sold around the South West generally,” he said.

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“The intelligence that we’ve gathered in the last few days is such that they usually have two or a maximum of three people attached to a truck to assist in discharging the goods. But now we have sometimes ten of them hidden among the goods.

“Sometimes the trucks would stop and drop some of them off along Ife express road where they are received by their fellow northerners already resident in the state.

The official who said that the offenders posed a great risk to the measures in place to mitigate the spread of the viral infection, assured that all security agent will work together to ensure that the borders are not porous.

He added that only “food, medical, beverages, petroleum, agriculture and construction supply trucks are exempted but they cannot have more than three persons per truck.”

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