Few days to Eid-Fitr Sallah celebration, Kano Mobile Court working with the law enforcement agents arrested 45 vehicles for allegedly defying the lockdown order as well as ban on inter-states travels.
About 30 of the inbound vehicles were intercepted at Kwanar Dangora, the boundary community between Kano and Kaduna states.
A statement signed and issued by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state said the defaulters had already been fined by a competent mobile court commensurate to the gravity of their offences.
According to the statement, “From over 45 vehicles that were arrested while trying to force themselves to Kano, over 30 of them were from Kaduna state, 10 from Jigawa and others from other places.
“They were arrested because they bypassed the ban on inter-state movement order and decided to sneak to Kano ahead of Sallah festive period.”
While commending the security agencies for the good work, Governor Ganduje called on the security agencies to keep vigil and make sure that, “Our boundaries with other states are closely monitored and controlled.”
He also urged “Security agencies should be extra vigilant to make sure that kidnappers, bandits, armed robbers, cattle rustlers, vanguards of religious extremism and other criminal elements do not cross border from Kaduna to Kano.”
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state had two days ago declared his determination to ensuring that no one from Kano enter into Kaduna state during the festive period in a bid to contain further spread of coronavirus in the state.
The governor declared that he would personally be at the boundary of the two states from morning till evening to ensure that the interstate travel ban is enforced.