Nasarawa Quarantines 43 Lagos Returnees


Martins Ifijeh

The Nasarawa State Government has quarantined 43 returnees from Lagos State in an isolation facility in Jos, Plateau State capital.

The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, announced during a stakeholders’ meeting yesterday that the returnees were coming from Lagos, but were arrested in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on their way to Shendam in Plateau State.

He said: “Their insistence to pass through Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, led to their arrest after which they were taken to Jos by some security personnel. On the way, five persons escaped, leaving the number to 43 who are now in isolation,” he added.