COVID-19: FRSC impounds 18 vehicles for violating stay-at-home order in Kaduna

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Command said it arrested 18 vehicles for violating the restriction of movement and social distance ordered by the Federal and Kaduna State governments to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state’s Sector Commander, Mr. Hafiz Mohammed, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna.

Mohammed said the operation was carried out by the Corps personnel from April 13 to April 16, adding that the areas affected included Western Bye-pass, Mando and Dutsinma Junction within the Kaduna metropolis, linking to the major highway.

He said the command arrested 10 overloaded vehicles along the Western Bye-pass and Mando area on April 13.

The sector commander said the team also carried out “Operation Social Distance” on April 16 at the Dutsinma Junction, where it arrested eight vehicles.

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“They were booked for overloading passengers, which is contrary to the Social Distance Order against the spread of COVID-19,” Mohammed said.

He also said the command was involved in operation YAKI Joint Task Force that enforced the closure of markets in Kakuri, Trikania, Tudun Wada, Kabala West, and Kurmin Mashi, among others.

Mohammed urged motorists to comply with the restriction of movement and social distance in order to curtail the spread of COVID- 19.


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