Kogi State Government has deployed mobile courts to Kabba-Bunu local government area to prosecute anyone who violates the lockdown order, handed down yesterday by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
In a statement today, June 2, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said that while the lockdown is a painful one, the measure was taken “to ensure effective Containment of the purported outbreak of Covid-19 in the Local Government Area.
“As controversial and disputed as the results of the FCT cases recorded for Kogi State are; we accept the fact that they are our citizens and live in Kabba as well as relate with people at the Local Government Area.
“In line with our commitment to public health management, His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello has ordered a total lockdown of the Local Government to enable incident managers carry out contact tracing and massive testing.
“We urge our people to fully comply with the lockdown rules as violators will be arrested and tried by Mobile Courts deployed to different parts of the Local Government Area.
“Our people should persevere and obey all the rules of the lockdown which are in their best interest. We shall overcome this phase and come out stronger as a people.”