Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
A total of ten bodies being conveyed into Ebonyi State through various boundaries in Ivo local government area of the state have been turned back to where they were coming from.
The Chairman of the local government, Chief Ogbannaya Ude disclosed this to our reporter in Ishaagu while monitoring borders in the area.
He lamented that foreigners have been entering the area through Uturu, Abia State, Enugu and other borders and urged people to remain where they are until the coronavirus pandemic period was over.
He said the cases of the virus recorded in the state were people who entered the state through the borders, describing it as unacceptable.
Ude said “the governor is fighting this coronavirus pandemic with every level of seriousness so that Ebonyi people can be protected and Ivo local government area is one of the entry and exits points into Ebonyi.
“In Ivo, we have so many border points. This particular one is the border point between Ivo and Awgu and it is a very busy one. As of today, we have about 19 border points in Ivo border motorable and non-motorable.
“So, we are making sure that foreigners don’t enter Ebonyi through Ivo. The information is that everybody should remain where he or she is until after this pandemic. If you look at that Ambulance, it is carrying a body from Aba to Ishiagu and we can’t allow him. He must take it back to Aba and put it in the mortuary. After the whole exercise, you can bring it in.
“We have turned back more than 10 bodies in the first one month. People should stay where they are. They troop to our boundary between, Enugu, Uturu and Ivo. Some of them enter the bush through Uturu.”