The Kano state government has ordered the closure of all land borders linking the state in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
The state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Kano, the state capital.
According to the governor, the closure takes effect from takes effect from Friday, March 27.
“This includes all kinds of movements through the borders of the state, even those coming to Kano through Domestic Wing of Malam Aminu Kano International Airport will remain at the airport, without getting access into the city.
“This decision is hard but absolutely necessary, as part of precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
“We urge Kano citizens and all other Nigerians to bear with this difficult situation”.
According to him, land borders will be shut while the government ensures close monitoring of the situation to keep the people abreast of development.
Anwar said that the police, members of the Kano Road Transport Authority (KAROTA), Hisbah and other security agencies have also been mobilised to enforce compliance with the border closure.