Coronavirus: 1,292 vehicles turned back at Ogun-Lagos borders – FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps said 1,292 vehicles have been blocked at Ogun and Lagos States’ borders as they enforce the Federal Government’s restrictions on interstate movement.
A fortnight ago, President Muhammadu Buhari declared a ban on interstate travels in the first phase of the eased lockdown as the fight against coronavirus continues.
Even though Ogun State is still on extended total lockdown, the eased lockdown was extended by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 on Monday, under the directive of President Buhari.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer who is in charge of Lagos and Ogun States, Mr. Samuel Obayemi said 369 and 923 vehicles were turned back at Lagos and Ogun State boundaries respectively between May 4-17.
“The zone has not relented on its oars in fulfilling our mandates, especially the Federal Government’s order as regards the ban on interstate movement to curb further spread of COVID-19 pandemic,” Obayemi was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“The FRSC operatives turned back a total of 1,292 vehicles to their originating places at both Ogun and Lagos borders.
“We stopped 1,097 vehicles for routine check in the first phase of lockdown ease between May 4 and May 17.
“The zone also recorded 15 crashes in Lagos State where seven people were killed and 31 injured.
“Meanwhile in Ogun State, we recorded 11 crashes which claimed four lives and injured 30 people.
“As the second phase of the lockdown ease commence yesterday (Monday), we will continue to do our jobs of enforcing the Federal Government’s ban on interstate movement, except for essential services or commodities.”