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Covid-19 ; Abuja task force intercepts 43 passengers

Despite the Federal Government ban on inter state travel due to the novel Corona Virus, motorists seems not to be complying to the Federal Government directive.

According to reports 43 passengers where intercepted by the FCT task force on Covid -19 being conveyed by different vehicles on Tuesday night.

The intercepted vehicles where traveling to Kano, Niger and Kaduna states, while a few of them from neighbouring states were also heading to some parts of the FCT.

According to Ikharo Attah, the Chairman of the task force who disclosed the situation during a press briefing said the violators were all apprehended at the popular AYA Roundabout in Asokoro District of the FCT.

The vehicles where turned back and sent out of FCT by security personnels

Some of the FCT bound passengers, including a woman and her two children, came in from Benue state. Despite the curfew imposed by the president many persons are still adamant on breaking the order,

“security men would allow violators of the presidential order to travel freely at night despite the numerous checkpoints mounted by various security agencies across the country.” 

“Also the team met a lady who was robbed and stabbed by a suspected ‘one-chance’ driver. We took her to the Maitama Hospital where doctors attended to her at the Emergency Ward,” Attah added

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