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COVID-19: Immigration makes clarification on entrance through Oyo border

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COVID-19: Immigration makes clarification on entrance through Oyo border

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on total land border closure is strictly observed.

The command’s Public Relations Officers (PRO), Olufemi Adetunji in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan said no one has been able to enter or go out of the country through the borders in the state.

Adetunji added that some people were sent back while they tried to enter Nigeria through the Oyo border.

The Spokesman disclosed that the NIS officers in Oyo have been taking preventive measures as none of them has been infected with the virus.

He stressed that officers and men of the command were on 24 hours patrol of both the legal and illegal border routes in the state to ensure total compliance.

“One or two people that wanted to come in or go out of the country through the state land borders were sent back. Some ran away on sighting the officers and men of the command.

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“We don’t need to arrest them; we just send them back immediately to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

“We have patrols comprising Customs, Department of State Services (DSS) and Immigration, among others, to ensure no foreigners enter the state.

He added that officers observing their duty during this period are also following the guidelines on COVID-19 to avoid being infected

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