Governor Mohammed Bala has disclosed that 15 new Coronavirus cases recorded in Bauchi state came from Cross River state which has been know to be a coronavirus free state.
Disclosing this at a press conference on Wednesday June 10, Governor Bala expressed his sadness over the violation of the interstate travel ban which he said has led to increased cases of the disease.
“I don’t want to join issues with anybody. But I want to tell Nigerians that they are going to be accountable to God.
“There is no need pretending that this thing is not there. We, as leaders, must come out and face the challenges. We in Bauchi, we are not pretending.
“Some of our places of worship, especially the mosques, they are the epicentre of infections, and nobody is doing anything.”
Governor Bala hinted that worship centers like Mosques is the epic center for the virus. He pleaded with the people of Bauchi state that if the spread of the deadly virus continues in the state, he may have to lock up Bauchi state to save the people.
“I am pleading with the people of Bauchi, if this thing continues to happen – we are bordered by seven states, some of them are worse – in order to secure the common people of Bauchi, I might have to lock up Bauchi.”
This comes after Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River insisted that there is no Coronavirus case in his state.