COVID-19: Benue Taskforce intercepts tanker with Northern youths, Motorcycles

Benue State Taskforce on COVID-19 on Sunday intercepted an oil tanker with Northern youths and 11 motorcycles found inside it.

A member of the committee Bemgba Iortyom said that the tanker was intercepted at the Agan area along Laafia- Makurdi highway.

The state COVID-19 member explained that the tanker which was not carrying any consignment of oil was found with 11 motorcycles strapped to its body while seven persons suspected to be known as almajarai were found stowed in its passenger hold.

According to Iortyom, “The driver of the tanker has claimed that he is on his way to Lagos to load oil and only picked up the suspected youths as passengers in Nasarawa State to be dropped in Edo State.

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“Officials of the Taskforce, however, reminded him that he was acting in violation of the federal ban on interstate travel by conveying non-essential goods as well as illegal passengers.

Iortyom said that the State chairman of the COVID-19 Committee who is also a deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu thereafter ordered that the tanker and its illegal cargo be turned back to Nasarawa State where it came from.

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