The Kaduna State government has reacted to the interception of two lorries attempting to sneak passengers from Kano through the Kaduna-Kano border.
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Thursday, said the vehicles had passed through the security checks at the border before entering the state.
Aruwan added that the lorries hid humans who were concealed behind livestock, motorcycles and other goods. He added that the state got information that the lorries had entered the state and had progressed up to Gwargwaji in Zaria LGA before they were caught.
He said: “We got information that these lorries had come in from the Kaduna-Kano border and had progressed up to Gwargwaji in Zaria LGA. We then proceeded to nab them further along within the same local government.
“The passengers were cleverly concealed behind random goods, motorcycles and animals. Thankfully, once again we have got the better of them, and we have turned them back, in compliance with the Kaduna State Government’s ban on inter-state travel.
“Operatives are actively enforcing the directives at all entry points, and passengers have similarly been intercepted from other routes and escorted out to the borders.”