Taskforce Intercepts Vehicle Conveying Body Of COVID-19 Victim Who Died In Kano To Benue For Burial

A vehicle conveying the corpse of one Peter Aiv Kogi who died of Coronavirus in Kano and was being transported to Konshisha local government area of Benue state for burial has been intercepted by the Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19 on Wednesday evening.

A  roadblock was quickly mounted at Jato near Aliade where the vehicle carrying the body of the COVID-19 victim was intercepted after the committee was alerted on the development.
It was further learnt that all the four persons on the vehicle were immediately quarantined after they were apprehended.

In a related story, ithad earlier reported that Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday confirmed a fresh case of Coronavirus infection in the state which was reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.

Mr Ortom, who made the confirmation in Makurdi while briefing journalists, said the victim, Edward Manger, a returnee from Kano worked with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He said the victim came into the state from Kano towards the end of April.

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