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Lockdown: Police in Kwara intercept trailer with passengers heading to Oyo State

The Police in Kwara, on Sunday, intercepted a trailer, carrying many passengers, at Oyun in Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state for contravening the lockdown order.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who was at the scene of the interception, reports that the trailer, with registration ZAR 180 XW (Kaduna) was coming from Zamfara and heading to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

The vehicle, carrying food items also had no fewer than 40 passengers, comprising men, women and children on board.

The Police, however, intercepted the vehicle and asked the driver to return back to where he was coming from.

NAN gathered that two police vans escorted the trailer to the boundary between Kwara and Niger.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, said the command had stationed its men at the boundary with Niger but that the driver resorted to avoiding arrest by going through the bush-path.

“I have directed that the trailer be escorted out of Kwara.

“It is the first time we intercepting vehicles that come in through an illegal route,’’ Egbetokun said.

He said that he had directed his men to go and identify the route and block it.

NAN recalls Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara had on April 10 ordered a complete lockdown, restricting vehicular movement in and out of the state as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19. (NAN)


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