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COVID-19: Oyo Arrests 50 Northerners, Leads Them To Border


No fewer than 50 travellers from Kaduna and Kebbi states were allegedly intercepted by the State task force and security officers  Ogbomoso on Friday.

The travellers, who defied the interstate border closure, were said to have been arrested at different locations in the town.

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It was learnt that some of them were apprehended while trying to disembark from a truck near the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso.

The Chairman, Ogbomoso North Local Government Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajagbe, who confirmed the incident, said they had  been turned back from the state.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer, Ogbomoso, representatives of Ogbomoso Parapo Vigilante Group  and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps effected their return.

All efforts made by one  of  correspondents to reach spokesman for the police in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi,  for comments  were unsuccessful.

Calls made to him were not answered  while  the text message sent to him had yet to  be  replied to as of the time of  filing this report.

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