The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command has arrested five travellers who violated the border closure order as directed by the State Government.
The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Philip Ayuba while handling over the travellers to the Ondo State Taskforce on Covid-19, said the travellers who are Northerners were apprehended through sustained intelligence.
While being interrogated, the travellers confessed that 10 of them left Sokoto State and alighted in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Two of them however joined a heavy duty vehicle to Ondo State and were accommodated by 3 of their friends who reside in Oba-ile, Akure.
This was contained in a Statement signed by the Command’s Spokesman, Olufemi Omole on Monday
The Special Assistant to the State Governor on Security matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo who received the travellers, directed that they should be subjected to COVID- 19 test.
On his part, Ayuba said the Command will continue to work relentlessly to enforce the border closure order.
He further warned drivers of heavy duty vehicles conveying essential materials to desist from carrying passengers into the State .
He added that those caught in the act would be made to face the full weight of the law.