NSCDC intercepts, turns back 15 vehicles, passengers at Enugu-Abia border
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command, has intercepted and turned back 15 vehicles with passengers at Enugu-Abia state boundary.
Enugu state NSCDC Commandant, Everestus Obiyo who made the disclosure in Enugu said the arrest was made during an unscheduled inspection of boundaries between Enugu and neighbouring states in tune with the lockdown of inter-state borders by the federal and state governments as part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus disease.
According to him, “On arrival, I noticed that vehicles with many passengers were parked at Abia state end with the intention of crossing over to Enugu state and I demanded to know why”.
The combined team of security personnel on duty at the boundary told him that “All the warnings severely given to the drivers to turn back to where they were coming from fell on deaf ears as the drivers decided to block the road with their vehicles instead of turning back”.
Obiyo said he ordered the drivers and their passengers to turn back immediately or risk being arrested and taken to isolation centres where they would spend 14 days with a view to ascertaining their health status. About 15 vehicles together with passengers immediately turned back and drove off.
He praised the combined security team for their insistence on doing the right thing and enjoined them never to yield to the temptation of betraying the confidence both the government and the people have bestowed on them, insisting that any form of compromise could be dangerous to all security personnel, their family members inclusive.