Council boss shutdown Manchok-Jos road in Kaduna

Dr Katuka Humble, Chairman of Kaura Local Government Area of has enforced the closure of Manchok-Jos road.

This was to safeguard the people of Kaura and by extension Southern Kaduna and the state in general from the novel pandemic.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports the Manchok-Jos road is gateway to southern part of from Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Kano States.

The chairman, along with Vice, Joy Akut, who made an on-the-spot assessment, observed travelers were primarily responsible for carrying the virus into places initially did not have.

He said the measure has became imperative to protect gateways into region as safety of the people remain paramount to the administration of Gov. Nasir El’Rufa’i.

According to him, only vehicles conveying items like food, petrol and pharmaceuticals into the state are allowed passage.

NAN reports that stationed at the entry point were Enforcement Officers and COVID-19 Medical Taskforce Team to screen people before they are passage. (NAN)