Few days after Gov. Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna State has announced plans to personally block all the access roads from Kano to Kaduna, security agencies in Kano had intercepted 45 vehicles that sneaked into the state from Kaduna.
This was disclosed in a statement signed and issued to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, Malam Abba Anwar on Thursday in Kano.
According to him, “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. From over 45 vehicles that sneaked and 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 the 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.”
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 the border from Kaduna to Kano.”
Governor Ganduje further explained, “People should understand that, when the state puts a ban on inter-states movement, it is necessary for them to observe that.”