By Muhammad Bashir
Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has locked down Kabba/Bunu local government area of the state, following the index cases of COVID-19 in the state.
It was gathered that Ahmad Ejibunu, the Chief Imam of Kabba, and one of his aides tested positive for the disease.
Ejibunu, who was transferred to Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, from Kabba Specialist Hospital was eventually referred to the National Hospital, Abuja, where he was diagnosed with the disease.
The Kogi state government had rejected the results, accusing the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of perpetrating fraud.
But in a statewide broadcast on Monday, Bello restricted movement in Kabba/Bunu for 14 days.
He also asked doctors who attended to the index cases to self-isolate.
“During lockdown, there shall be no house to house movement within the local government area and street movement will completely be prohibited within the local government area for the period,” the governor said.