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The Yobe State COVID-19 Security board, Enforced shutdown and serious intelligence and appraisal crusade to the community border of Niger Republic with a view to assessing serious compliance to the shutdown directives.
Security board visited Gaidam, Yunusari, Yusufari and Nguru Local Government Areas located at the northern most part of the state.
Brig. Gen. Abdulsalam Dahiru (rtd), while addressing the security personnel and the local government officials, accentuate on the reasons for them to work in unity for strict compliance with the shutdown directives.
Brig. Gen. Abdulsalam Dahiru (rtd) added that the idea was to curtail trans-border essence of the pandemic corona virus as Niger Republic currently brawl with the virus.
He also stated that only trucks carrying essential materials like medical supplies, building materials and petroleum products food items, are exempted.
“The state government has placed restrictions on movement in and out of the state and also there are some exceptions.
“The essence of our visit to these entry points is to evaluate the level of compliance and see how the security agencies are conducting themselves and carrying out their assigned tasks.”
Concerning the defiance with regards to the commencement of the total shutdown directives,Abdulsalam says, 
“Some of the challenges we have identified; apart from the weather condition because the weather here is very harsh and security operatives are subjected to the weather, hence we are trying to take certain steps to mitigate and make the job more comfortable for them.
“We also experience the issue of articulation of command especially at Dazigau Village between various security agencies and we have resolved and directed them on how to conduct the operation as there must be unity of command in all the entry points”.
In his contribution, Secretary of the Security Security board, Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abba, told critical stakeholders manning the entry points that the fight against corona virus is a battle that must be won once and for all.
Recall Yobe State Government has cramped down the movement of persons and vehicles and other activities for two weeks between eastern border of Damaturu metropolis to Warsala village; a hem enveron with Borno State.
Mamman Mohammed, Director General Press and Media Affair disclosed this on Sunday to Governor Buni.

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