Residents of Ejigbo in Osun State and some prominent citizens of the state have been requesting that the State Government release with immediate effect, the ninety-six (96) persons who have been reported negative and are still in the isolation camp there.
The State Government had released on Saturday twenty-five (25) people who had also tested negative.
The Isolation Center at Ejigbo
A total one hundred and twenty seven persons (127) were escorted by armed security men straight from the Ogun State boundary to the Ejigbo Camp on arrival from Ivory Coast.
They were in fleet of buses from the French country in the West African Coast. Ejigbo transporters are known owners of the fleet of vehicles that brought them in.
Six of them were reported to have tested positive and these six had escaped on Friday night opening Ejigbo to the eyes of the news since then. The six escapees had since returned to the camp.
Their escape made the state Government to beef up security at the camp.
The state Government is still investigating the circumstances of the escape of the six and the State Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Funke Egbemode promised that person(s) found guilty will be liable to face the law.
The mind of the State Executive Council supervising the camp could not be known on the request of the top Ejigbo indigenes on the 96 negative coronavirus patients but body language shows that they too may be set free in within the next 24 hours.
Some of the released 25 who spoke to the Press before departure were full of thanks to the Osun State Governor. A lady from Abia said they were confused initially but they appreciate the fact that Osun State saved them from imminent death.
A fellow said the Governor, his deputy and several commissioners came visiting which made them to be initially afraid until they were given assurances of life. He prayed for the survival of those who tested positive.
- Eniola Olatunji.