As tension continue to rise over alleged influx of almajiri into South East zone, the Enugu state security has tightened at the state boundaries with the northern states.
Over the news, vehicles owners have violated the inter-state transportation ban. The presidential directive on curfew which is supposed to be effective in the state have been violated as movement continues at Enugu-Benue and Enugu-Kogi boundaries, many vihecles have been intercepted.
Some vehicles carrying passengers to enter the state from the northern part of the country were likely turned back, even movement of persons out of the state were stop.
A luxury bus containing passengers from the north was intercepted at the Nsukka town by some youths, assisted by military officials who escorted them back out of the state through the Enugu-Benue boundary fromwhere they entered the state.
“On Wednesday, a luxury bus with almajiri as passengers from one of the states in the North was reported to have been intercepted at Nsukka town by some vigilant youths with the assistance of the military and was consequently escorted out of the state through the Enugu-Benue boundary from where it entered the state, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Udenu Police Division, Philip Nwazi, disclosed.
The result-oriented efforts at the state boundaries were made possible by the joint efforts of the security agencies, council chairmen, youths and Neighbourhood watch groups in Udenu, Igbo-Eze North and Nsukka local governments,” he added.”
Udenu council Chairman, Solomon Onah, who speak over the developments at the boundary areas assured that his council is mobilised and working round the clock to ensure the State government’s and that of the presidential directives on lockdown are obeyed.