Isolate suspected cases instead of sending them to North, Zamfara tells Osun

Fri May 1st, 2020 - Osun

The Zamfara State government has described comment credited to Deputy Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Adeyanju Abdullahi Biniyo, in which he claimed to have returned Zamfara indigenes to their home state as “dangerous and in bad taste.”

It argued that if there was truly an influx of Zamfara indigenes to Osun State, and the government feels it portended danger due to COVID-19, it was the state government’s responsibility to quarantine them, test them and determine their status, instead of arresting and returning them to their state of origin.

Biniyo was quoted as saying, “They were received by their fellow Northerners who are resident in the state.” The report further quoted Biniyo as describing the Zamfara indigenes as having “sneaked” into the state and that Amotekun security outfit would fish them out and extradite them to their states of origin.




source: Guardian