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Saudi returnees detained for presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine certificate in Kano

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Saudi returnees detained for presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine certificate in Kano



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has allegedly held some travellers in isolation at the Aminu Kano International Airport for entering the country with fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

Reports said that the travellers arrived at the airport from Saudi Arabia at about 8:00 pm on Sunday aboard Air Badr, a Sudanese airline.

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Confusion, however, arose after the agency officials who were conducting checks on the passengers travelling documents discovered that nearly all COVID-19 vaccination certificates presented were fake.

Daily Post reported that the authorities amid safety concerns consequently restricted all the passengers from disembarking from the airbus.

After nine hours of shouting match with the authorities amid threats, the returnees were ferried to a secured hall at the airport around 5:00 pm from where they were said to be taken to isolation centres for quarantine.

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Reacting to the report, Maimuna Sani, Spokesperson for Aminu Kano International Airport stated that she was not in Kano.

She, however, promised to find out and make her findings public.

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