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Lockdown: Over 150 travelers arrested in Enugu for defying lockdown [PHOTOS]

Published by on April 23rd, 2020.


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No fewer than 149 commuters have been arrested in Enugu State for going against the government’s lockdown order.

Naijalitz reviews that State Government had late March imposed border restrictions as section of precautions to curtail the continuous spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our correspondent, who used to be at Opi, one of the communities close to the Enugu borders, reviews that over 31 vehicles were seized with the aid of the military.

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The affected passengers, generally from the Northern phase of the country, who stated they have been held for the reason that yesterday, claimed that starvation drove them away from their various  States.

One of them, who recognized himself as Peter from Benue State, instructed journalists,

“I’m aware of the order but starvation is killing me. That is why I have to come out.”

Another defaulting commuter heading for the North, revealed that,

“I crossed Bonny River to get away from Port-Harcourt.

“Enugu is not my destination; I’m on my way to Kano, my home, it is better for me to die there. Hunger is killing me.”

He published that they beat the tight border safety post at Amala, Obollo-Afor in Udenu Local Government Area via taking a stroll via the Benue axis to Obollo-Afor from the place they boarded vehicles.

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As of the time of filling this report, they were turned back and escorted out of the State by means of a group of safety agencies.

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