Benue state Intercepts Truck with three Niger nationals and others - COVID-19

The Benue state police caught a truck with 16 Men in side full loaded with palm oil inside the trucks.

Three Men are from Niger Republic and nine are from Bauchi State while one from Jigawa.

Intercepts Truck with three Niger nationals, others

The Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19 led by the state’s Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, Wednesday impounded another truck loaded with 16 men, among whom were three nationals from the Niger Republic, who made illegal incursion into Benue State.

This came as the state continues to tighten the knot on the travel ban lockdown.
The truck was intercepted within Makurdi metropolis during curfew hours by men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Area Command, and discovered to be carrying a consignment of palm oil and the said passengers from Obollo-Afor, Enugu State.

Upon interrogation, six of them were discovered to be indegenes of Nasarawa State, two of Bauchi and one from Jigawa.

Engr. Abounu told journalists that he had since directed that the truck be impounded and the Niger nationals handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

“Three are from Niger Republic and nine are from Bauchi State.
“The vehicle that conveyed them has been impounded and the driver has been arrested”.

The COVID-19 Committee Chairman also directed that samples of the four traders resident in Makurdi be taken for testing while the remaining passengers be repatriated to their various states.

Engr. Abounu reiterated the determination of the Governor Samuel Ortom administration to, through the work of the Committee, keep the state free of further spread of the coronavirus.

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