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Kaduna refuses entry to trailers conveying passengers from Kano

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Several haulage vehicles loaded with passengers from Kano were on Monday turned back at the state’s boundary with Kaduna.

The development occurred at Sabon Gida village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna, which shares boundaries with Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State.

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who briefed journalists at the scene said drivers tried to abuse the exemption from movement restriction granted vehicles conveying essential goods.

“As you can see, we are here at the border with our sister state of Kano to assess the level of compliance with the travel restriction, and suddenly intercepted long vehicles carrying passengers into Kaduna State,” he said.

“They abused exemption as you can see, we found dozens of people hidden and well-concealed.

“The good thing is they have not entered Kaduna State and we will turn them back to wherever they came from.

“Similarly, we have turned back dozens of passengers, and we will sustain the tempo in compliance with the Kaduna State Government’s directives.

“We are having some problems with those beating security through remote areas with motorcycles but we will go back to the drawing board.”

The commissioner was also at the boundary between Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna and Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State.

At the Kaduna-Katsina boundary, Mr Aruwan thanked the security agencies for their sacrifice in enhancing security and the fight against  COVID-19 in Kaduna.

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