How security agents compromise interstate travel ban

Commercial vehicle operators and other commuters are still travelling across the states despite the restriction placed on interstate movement as part of efforts to mitigate further spread of coronavirus in the country, Daily Trust investigation has revealed.

While some drivers have doubled the cost of transport fare in order to use the additional income to “buy their way” at checkpoints and roadblocks mounted by security operatives, others have created alternative routes through the bush paths to ferry their passengers.

This development is heightening fears over increased community transmission of the virus at the state level.

As of May 4, the day the interstate travel took effect, Nigeria had recorded 2,802 confirmed cases of COVID-19, but by Tuesday the number of confirmed cases had risen to 4, 641 cases.

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