The Federal Capital Territory Administration lockdown enforcement team on Tuesday night intercepted vehicles conveying over 43 passengers to different parts of the country.

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The occupants of the commercial buses had breached the night curfew imposed on the territory and were heading to Kano, Niger and Kaduna states when they were stopped.

Chairman of the enforcement team, Ikharo Attah, told journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, that the violators were arrested at the AYA Roundabout in Asokoro District of the FCT.

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According to him, the motorists and commuters were immediately turned back and escorted by security personnel out of the FCT.

Attah said, “Some of the FCT-bound passengers, including a woman and her two children,  came in from Benue State. Despite the curfew imposed by the president, many persons are still breaking the order.”

He admonished enforcement officers in neighbouring states to wake up to their responsibilities by ensuring that motorists did not breach the interstate travel ban.

The team leader also disclosed that his men evacuated a lady who was robbed and injured to the Maitama hospital.