Nigerian Immigration Servicemen
The Cross River State government is not leaving anything to chance in its fight against the dreaded Coronavirus epidemic ravaging the world as security along its borders with sisters states are being strengthened and most especially its risky border with the Republic of Cameroun.
To safeguard its current status as a coronavirus free state, the state government is working hand in hand with the Nigerian Immigration Service to stop illegal aliens from entering into the country through its border.
Ikang Border, Cross River State
Recently, the Nigerian Immigration Service in the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria has arrested 9 Cameroonians for illegal entry into Cross River through the Mfum border in Entung Local Government Area of the State and at the Ikang border post in Bakassi.
The arrest was carried out by Immigration personnel on routine border patrol.
At the moment, Cross River State which is still COVID-19 free seems to be surrounded by States with the pandemic including the international community of Cameroon.
Cameroon’s coronavirus tally as of April 3 stood at 509, Cameroonian Health Minister Manaouda Malachie confirmed in his daily briefing posted on Twitter. Of the current figure, 203 were new cases that came from tests run of 800 travelers arrived in the country recently. Cameroon also has 17 recovered patients with eight deaths.
While on border patrol with the Immigration, it was discovered that maritime transportation has been suspended, while fishing activities were still ongoing, especially at the Calabar channel.it is also evident that 2metre social distancing rule is not to adhere to in the rural part of the state including the vulnerable border towns of Mfum and Ikang.