Kwara State Government has returned to Niger a loaded Toyota Hiace passenger bus which defied the interstate travel ban.
The Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Mr Kayode Alabi gave the directive in his office on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, during a parade of the driver and the 30 passengers arrested with the bus.
During his remark, Mr Alabi frowned at the bus driver for risking lives and directed that the occupants of the bus be escorted and handed over to security agents at the Kwara-Niger border in Jebba.
He noted that the government would not allow anyone to further import coronavirus into the state.
While parading the passengers, the Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun said that the driver claimed to have bribed his way through the borders into the state.
The CP added that the bus and its passengers left Kano yesterday, May 20, 2020, for Ibadan before men of the Nigeria police force with other security agents at the border intercepted it for violating the interstate travel ban.
The bus was later led back to Niger State border by men of the Nigeria police force at 3pm.