The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the arrest and prosecution of those who defied the COVID-19 lockdown directive by attempting to enter the state.

Ganduje gave the order after he made an unexpected visit to the boundary town linking Kano state and Kaduna state, on Monday where scores of defaulters were apprehended by his security personnel.

The defaulters who defied the directive by entering Kano State were in separate trips in 9 different types of vehicles. There were 2 tippers, 2 trucks, two buses and 1 coaster car in all.

Governor Ganduje immediately ordered their arrest and prosecution for flouting the order.

Asking one of the drivers of the trucks with a frowning face, showing how unhappy he was, Ganduje said “Where are you coming from with these people? Who asked you to bring them here? Are you not aware that such kind movement is banned?” he asked.

While speaking to journalists after inspecting the scenario the governor said “We are here to see how people are complying with the directive we gave for boundary closure. Those that you are seeing are from Madallah in Abuja.

“They were not screened to ascertain their health condition. And more so, there is directive banning all such movement.”

He was visibly angry over the defaulter’s behaviour, adding that, “These people you are seeing will all be taken to Police stations and they will be prosecuted for such unpatriotic behaviour,” Ganduje added.