Another 13 Nigerian returnees from Togo arrive Seme border

Another 13 Nigerian returnees from Togo arrive Seme border

Days after first batch of returnees arrived in Seme border post in Lagos state, another batch of 13 Nigerian returnees from Togo Republic reportedly arrived on Sunday.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the 13 returnees arrived at the border post in a Toyota Coaster bus with Togolese registration number TG 5923 A.

It was also learnt that these returnees resided in Togo but decided to return to their country following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Reacting to the development, a port health official at Seme border told newsmen that "the Nigerians were screened with the infrared thermometer by our officials when they arrived today.

"We have called Lagos State Ministry of Health and they have promised to come and evacuate them to quarantine facility in Badagry,".

Recall that the arrival of the 13 returnees brings to 103 the total number of Nigerians who have arrived through Seme border post after the border closure on March 21.

According to NAN report, 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast returned on April 8, 2020, at Seme border post in a luxurious bus with registration number (Osun) XA 240 EJG.

Another batch of 23 Nigerian returnees, who came from different parts of the world and landed in Lome, Togolese capital, on Ethiopian Airlines, arrived Seme border on April 19 and were quarantined in Lagos.

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