Lalong Warns Against Compromise At Borders

The Plateau state Governor, has warned Security Agencies against Compromise at the Boundary Routes.

 The Governor, Simon Bako Lalong gave the warning when he went to Inspect Boundary routes in the state.

This was contained in a press release made available to news men by his director of press Makut Simon Macham in Jos.

Worried by the continuous violation of the closure of all boundary routes into the State which he said, has been identified as a major source of importing COVID-19 into the State, Governor  Lalong  visited some boundary entry points to assess the situation.

His first point of visit was the Forest-Hawan Kibo boundary point in Ryom Local  Government area which is one of the major entrance routes to the State from FCT, Nasarawa, Kaduna and other parts of the country.

The Governor expressed worry over the non challant attitude of security personnels at the boundaries, where  orders issued by the State and Federal Governments were not being carried out effectively as people still enter the State despite the closure order.

He said, from the CCTV he saw how trucks passes after given the order that no vehicles should be allowed into the State once it’s after six pm.

He called on all the security agencies saddled with the border checks to be more diligent or face the consequences.

Chairman, Ryom Local Government council, Mafeng Gwolson assured the Governor that the border has been reinforced while illegal routes are also being addressed adequately through community engagement.

Lalong visited the Ganawuri-Manchok boundary route, Jingre-Saminaka route,in Bassa local Government area,  where he emphasized the need for strict adherence to the boundary closure in order to curb the transfer of the disease from other States and within Local Governments.

He also directed the Local Government Chairmen to engage the community leaders and also liaise with the NURTW to ensure that the trucks at the boundary are evacuated and strict compliance to boundary closure enforced.

Lalong said that the rising cases in the State originated from other States hence demandef that all hands must be on deck to curtail importation and also deal with the community spread from existing cases which are 17 as at 9th May 2020.

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