Amidst fight against COVID-19, 67 Nigerians arrive Seme Border


As Nigeria battles the spread of COVID-19, a new set of Nigerians who reside in Ivory Coast have arrived at Seme Border Post.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the 67 Nigerians arrived in a luxurious bus with the registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.

There has been panic in Osun State after about 127 Ivory Coast returnees, who are indigenes of Ejigbo local government, came into the state two weeks ago. Meanwhile, seventeen of the returnees have tested positive to the infection.

However, officials from Lagos State Ministry of Health arrived Seme border post around 4:00 p.m on Wednesday in three Toyota Coaster buses and took the returnees to isolation centres in Badagry for tests and quarantine.
The Nigerians, who left Ivory Coast on Sunday, were delayed on their way because of the border closures in Ghana, Togo and Benin Republic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

An official of Nigeria Immigration Service in Seme who did not want his name mentioned, said they had earlier informed the Lagos State Government of their arrival.

He said that most of the returnees were from Ejigbo in Osun, resident in Ivory Coast but decided to come back to Nigeria when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the country.

Cote d’Ivoire has 345 cases of Coronavirus as at the time of filing this report.

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