Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has issued an order that no corpse should be brought into the state, henceforth, from anywhere across Nigeria to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Ortom revealed this at a meeting held with two warring communities, Mbagwaza in Ushongo and Tsambe in Vandeikya Local Government Areas of the state.
According to him, the directive should be adhered to strictly because violators would be sanctioned accordingly.
He added that any family that absolutely want their dead body in Benue will need to produce a medical report of the dead person before movement can happen.
His words, “In a situation where a family feels strongly that the corpse of their loved one should be brought into the state, they must obtain express permission from the State Action Committee on Covid-19.
“Such a family must produce a medical report of the dead person before moving it to the state.
“We will impound any corpse that will be brought into the state without any medical report. We will impound and bury it wherever we want.
“Bury the corpse of your loved ones where they died particularly in this trying period of Covid-19.
“The steps that we have taken against Covid-19 are not aimed at punishing anyone but to protect Benue people.”