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Akwa Ibom Intercepts Corpse, Shuts Down Livestock Market

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has ordered the immediate shut down of all livestock markets in the State until further notice.

The Secretary to State the Government/Chairman COVID-19 Management Committee, Emmanuel Ekuwem, disclosed this on Monday in a statement.

Ekuwem explained that the governor directed that no new consignment of livestock should be allowed into the state until further notice,
adding that security operatives have been ordered to ensure full compliance as defaulters would be prosecuted.

The statement reads, “I have been directed by His Excellency, the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to announce the immediate shutdown of all livestock markets in state for the rest of May 2020.

“By this announcement, no new consignment of livestock – goats, cows and rams, will be allowed into the state until further notice. Livestock sellers are advised to sell off their stock and proceed to shutdown.

“Security agencies have been directed to monitor and ensure full compliance. Defaulters will be prosecuted.”

On the otherhand, the state security personnel have intercepted another corpse smuggled into the state through Ika Local Government Area.

The interception occurred less than 72 hours after that of a man who died in Lagos State was intercepted as it was being smuggled into the state through Ikot Ebidang in Onna LGA.

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