Kano State Government has arrested 45 vehicles sneaking into the state through Kwanar Dangora-Kano-Kaduna boundary, for violating the lockdown order and inter-state travel ban imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Tuesday, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, had vowed to personally patrol the Kaduna-Kano borders on Sallah Day to enforce the inter-state travel ban.
In the same manner, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, ordered close surveillance to avoid infiltration of ‘criminals’ from Kaduna State.
Giving updates on the vehicles impounded, Mr Ganduje, through his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, said out of 45 vehicles, 30 of them were from Kaduna State, 10 from Jigawa State and others from other places.
“Few days to Eid-Fitr Sallah celebration, Kano Mobile Court, working with the law enforcement agents arrested 45 vehicles that disregarded the lockdown order and ban on inter-states movement at Kwanar Dangora, Kano-Kaduna boundary, Thursday.
“Under the Chairmanship of Salisu Idris Sallama, the Court fines all the law breakers accordingly.
“They were arrested because they bypassed the ban on inter-state movement order and decided to sneak to Kano ahead of Sallah festive period,” the governor said.
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.”
Adding that, “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 Ganduje further explained that people should understand that, when state puts ban on inter-states movement, it is necessary for them to observe that.”