FCT Arrests 84 Travellers, Impounds Dangote Trailer, Buses

FCT Arrests 84 Travellers, Impounds Dangote Trailer, Buses

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has arrested 84 travellers hiding inside a Dangote truck and 6 other buses for violating the ban on interstate travel.

They were arrested in Zuba, a border town of Abuja with Niger State where they were tried before a Magistrate’s court in Zuba.

Addressing journalists in Zuba, the Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Enforcement Task team on COVID-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah, complain the high rate of disobedience to the rules .

He said, “If we must contain this virus that's ravaging our nation, citizens must cooperate with the govenment”

He said 21 passengers were detained on a J5 bus travelling from Owo in Ondo State to Kano State.

The Dangote truck was travelling from Lagos to Jos with six passengers while a Toyota Hiace bus left Kaduna for Warri in Delta State with 13 passengers.

The enforcement team also arrested the driver of a Mazda bus travelling from Minna in Niger State to Nasarawa State with 16 passengers and a Volkswagen Sharon bus from Kaduna to Kogi State with six passengers

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