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FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by valentineuwakwe(m): 6:44am On Apr 06, 2020
Residents of some communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Ogun and Lagos states on Sunday violated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari’ s ( retd. ) lockdown order .
On Saturday and Sunday, our correspondents in the FCT observed that although there was compliance with the order within the Abuja metropolis , residents of its suburbs , who cited hunger , went out contrary to the government ’ s directive .
In Ogun State , the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako- Oyedele , in a statement on Sunday, decried the level of compliance in the Ado -Odo /Ota Local Government Area .
Residents of Lagos areas such as Iyana -Ipaja , Ketu and Alapare cited hunger for violating the lockdown.
The President had , in a nationwide broadcast on February 29, imposed 14- day lockdown on the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states to curb the spread of COVID- 19 cases, which increased to 232 on Sunday.
Security men disperse traders at Kuje market
In the FCT , security personnel consisting of the police and the Federal Road Safety Corps officials chased away traders from Kuje market in the Kuje Area Council on Sunday.
One of our correspondents, who was in the area between 2pm and 3pm, observed that while the market was locked , traders displayed their goods at its entrance .
On sighting the security men, some traders took to their heels and abandoned their wares which included clothes , food and cosmetics .
However , the security men were civil with those who had the courage to stay behind . They appealed to the traders to respect the sit- at - home order .
A barber, who gave his name simply as Tunde, was working in his shop not far away from the market .
He told The PUNCH that security men regularly patrolled the area to enforce the order.
He said , “ The security officials, especially policemen, have been coming here very often. Some of them insist that I close my shop , but others allow me after convincing them that mine is an essential service . ”
Okada riders defy lockdown order in Kubwa
Commercial motorcycle riders , popularly known as okada in Kubwa , one of the major satellite towns in Abuja , defied the lockdown.
Okada riders were seen in most of the streets in Kubwa on Sunday, as they moved passengers from one location to another .
On the Arab Road , Byazhim, Kubwa Village Market , among other areas, for instance, the riders transported passengers who patronised them.
On why he was not obeying the lockdown , a rider , Umar Gambo , told one of our correspondents that it “ was difficult” for him to stay indoor continuously because he needed to fend for his family.

The rate of compliance in Bwari on Sunday was not as high as it was when the lockdown started last week.
One of our correspondents, who went around Bwari between 1pm and 2pm, observed that many shops, markets , filling stations and pharmacies were opened .
Unlike the first two days when the roads were almost empty, there were movements of vehicles and commercial motorcycles .
Taxi drivers devise means of flouting order
Taxi drivers in the FCT , particularly in the Dei- Dei and Zuba areas, started work on Sunday
The PUNCH observed many taxi drivers resorted to wearing face masks and conveyed three passengers on the back seats, while squeezing two others in front .
In Zuba , it was observed that the drivers had increased their fares . It was gathered that they bribed policemen in order to operate, particularly from late afternoon and evening .
“ We cannot stay at home . We have to eat . We should wear face masks. I think that is enough. Some of the policemen are cooperative . They also understand that we cannot survive without working, ” a driver, Sanni Ahmed, said .

Hunger preventing us from observing lockdown – Lagos residents
Residents of communities in Lagos State told The PUNCH that hunger was responsible for their noncompliance with the lockdown .
While some residents observed the stay - home- order, others, including commercial motorists, were seen flouting the directive. They cited different reasons including hunger and illnesses when accosted by law enforcement agents.
When asked why she decided to disobey the stay - home directive , one Iya Rukayat , a bag seller in Ketu , said hunger prompted her to display her bags for sale. She added that she fed her family from her daily income.
She said , “ At first , I observed the order, but it got to a point that there was no money to feed my family, so I had to come out to sell my bags. I just started displaying my goods this morning and I have not made any sale . I cannot just stay at home when my family is hungry .”
Speaking on condition of anonymity, another resident of the Alapere, said she had not benefitted from the foodstuffs donated by state government .
At Berger, Iyana -Ipaja . Igando, Iba, Iyana- Iba and Mile 2, motorcyclists , ( Okada); tricyclists ( Keke ) and traders were seen working without being disturbed by security men .
Ogun street urchins, cultists defy lockdown
In Ogun State, street urchins, cultists and some traders defied the sit-at - home order.
The lockdown, which commenced in the state on Friday night, recorded substantial compliance in many parts , but some residents of Sango - Ota and Ewekoro did not stay at home
Some miscreants in Ota defied the restriction of movement in the area while scrambling for foodstuffs donated by the state government .
An eye witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the miscreants besieged the Ado -Odo / Ota Local Government headquarters following an announcement that foodstuffs would be shared in the place.
According to the source , the miscreants ran amok when they failed to get their share of the foodstuffs .

The deputy governor , in a statement by her press officer, Seun Boye, frowned upon the poor level of compliance by some residents of the local government area.
She was said to be on an assessment of the Ado - Odo / Ota and the Yewa South Local Government areas.
She said , “ On the violators, I have met with Ota Area ( police ) commander on my way and let me reiterate that the law must be obeyed and nobody would be spared.
“ We will also continue to engage our law enforcement agencies to make sure that they support us to be able to achieve our mission. ”
Also, the cultists in the Ifo Local Government Area of the state defied the restriction of movements in the area when they clashed.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while confirming the incident , said the cultists made a mess of the order.
He said the clash between two rival groups claimed one life. He added that four people had been arrested.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Yenefer(f): 6:44am On Apr 06, 2020
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Nobody: 6:51am On Apr 06, 2020
Just let anybody who want to go out, do. Naturally when things get worse, people will isolate willingly

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Macphenson: 6:51am On Apr 06, 2020
Okooo
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by mushystuff: 6:55am On Apr 06, 2020
Sad reality of the life of most Nigerian citizens.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by LibertyRep: 6:56am On Apr 06, 2020
The lockdown order will be most effective in the capital and popular cities.

Only civil servants and office people will wholeheartedly obey the order

The lockdown order will only be effective in the first few days.

The government knows and the governed know.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Smartbrainfix: 6:57am On Apr 06, 2020
A hungry man doesn't listen to sermons. Since there's no support from government, they have no option than to choose to die either by hungervirus or coronavirus.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by JunctionBox: 7:13am On Apr 06, 2020
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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by jakD: 7:14am On Apr 06, 2020
Me, I didn't read the content, but then how do you expect a maximum obedience of such order when greater percentage of the populace depend on what they earn daily in order to survive. What is the nonsense government doing with all the donations received, not even to give some stipends to the citizens. Things are now extremely expensive, no light too, they run from virus death but hunger death is approaching. Anyway, make you guys calm down, we are safe by God grace.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by BruncleZuma: 7:35am On Apr 06, 2020
undecided undecided undecided undecided
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Esseite: 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
Debits alerts everywhere especially call credit and data... no credit alerts, no palliative, no support. at this pace, it's only a matter of time before you damn all consequences and face your fears.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Untainted007: 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
What else do you expect? You want then to stay at home without giving them what to eat.
Hunger kills faster than COVID ONE NINE (Bubu's voice). Our government has failed us and will continue to fail us.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Babatunde40(m): 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
Inner communities with informal mode of transportation won't obey lockdown, even in Lagos and Abuja.

This is planting season. Will you be able to stop them from riding bicycle to farms?

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by deebrain(m): 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
Not a surprise.

What are you expecting?

The "lockdown" will be a total failure this week.

Now the government will understand never to deceive it's people to get to power.

You claimed you will create millions of jobs. People in their foolishness voted you. You got into power and created "survival jobs", telling everybody that " government should not be the ones to provide jobs but the environment ". Abi? People, despite the lack of the good environment, created jobs for themselves because of the survival instincts and you later claimed the glory for it.

What were you expecting? What have government done to encourage private businesses? What is the input? You deal will multiple taxation, no light, no good roads, etc. What more do you want? Boko haram slaughters people on daily basis and you play politics with it.

Now you tell us shut down!! Because of a virus that fears neither the rich nor the poor, reminding the world the things that really matter! For the first time, something touched our politicians! While hunger killed the poor in Nigeria, our leaders were given us statistics and playing politics!

I'm opening my business this week. My account is on the red. I have a wife and kids to take care of. I have workers to pay. I can't continue like this. I dare any police man or soldier to ask me anything silly. If this thing finally does it for me, so be it.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by toyinjimoh(m): 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
security agents are not doing their job
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Nobody: 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
No one will take it seriously if people are not dying.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by ironheart(m): 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
Disaster waiting to happen

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by asakanbi(m): 7:36am On Apr 06, 2020
What is COVID '19 that we cannot cure if OKO OLOYUN is alive...
We for don hear COVID 1001 flusher, drink one spoon and use 3spoon to bath twice daily..
COVID flusher.. Agboo takun takun toun un fo VIRUS kurolara cheesy cheesy

Show your guy some love... This lock down is killing me

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by NairaMaster1(m): 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
SpecialAgent:
Just let anybody who want to go out, do. Naturally when things get worse, people will isolate willingly

Exactly.

That's when they will be blaming the government for not taking actions on time.

In his book titled this animal called human being, Obasanjo classified us as the most difficult animal to lead.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Slawormir: 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr

isoright
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by DCMIX(m): 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
before nko?

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Kaybaba5(m): 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
I know it will come to this

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Emu4life: 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
Nonsense
What does the Government expect people to eat??
Countries where LOCKDOWN works are not Backward Country like Nigeria.
Yesterday i heard religious leaders are now the people receiving Government palliatives.
NONSENSE AND ABBA KYARI

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Martinola(m): 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
These kind of things are inevitable in a country like this
U can't ask people who have no food in their houses to stay indoors.
Hunger is wrecking harvoc.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by cbrezy(m): 7:37am On Apr 06, 2020
f****** Nigerian government! and what have they done to make the people stay in, food they can't provide or even to transfer money to every home through their BVM they can't do that but you only see them announcing audio money donated by some good patriotic citizens and still they'll loot the money.
The other day I heard that 2.6 million household have received the 20000 naira relief money but if you check through the internet you don't even see a single person who have partake in receiving any of the said money undecided

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by RedBlackPepper: 7:38am On Apr 06, 2020
Hmm! I learnt hunger virus is more brutal than corona virus. But wouldn't it be wise for us to remain indoor and endure the hunger rather than dying of corona virus?

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by Higgies: 7:38am On Apr 06, 2020
In all honesty, vaccine is the the only solution to this Corona of a thing.
Lockdown lockup or stay home can not curb anything.

For instance now, I'm home extremely broke and vigorously hungry.
How then will I not contemplate defying orders ?
God will help us sha.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by WIZGUY69(m): 7:38am On Apr 06, 2020
I saw this coming. grin
Lockdown my foot.
Na sand person go eat?
Or is it the 2 loaves of bread and 4 cup rice that was shared by the Government they are going to eat for 4 weeks.

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by FuckAllTheMODs: 7:38am On Apr 06, 2020
It is well.
Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by easyfem(m): 7:39am On Apr 06, 2020
that ratio cant wrk .............the nigeria system of gov is worst than hell fire ........... aw can one live without food ........it will b obvious now tht gov has not done anything for the pple .........u are given money by hand to hand in 21 century just bcox is all abt northerner side ........... pple cant stay in door without eaten ............it worst than the virus itself

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Re: FCT, Lagos, Ogun Communities Ignore Lockdown Order by ignis: 7:39am On Apr 06, 2020
Lockdown without foodstuff is lock up.
Majority of the population live from hand to mouth and yet the government did not make provisions for such people.
Hunger is more real and worse than Coronavirus.

If you stay at home you die, if you come out, you may die. Choose wisely.

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