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Taxi Drivers Trying To Beat Lock-down By Carrying One Journalist Or Policemen In Abuja:-Taskforce Official

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Travelers plying the Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states roads are groaning as the 14 days’ lockdown the restriction takes effect with dozens of policemen, officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps out on the streets as early as 11pm on Monday night into the early hours of Tuesday

travelers at the Berger area of Lagos, were turned back by security agents who had mounted barricades on the expressway, to stop vehicles from moving into or outside Lagos. security agencies, comprising the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police Force, the NSCDC, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Ogun State Traffic and Enforcement Agency, enforced the President’s lockdown order.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered a 14-day lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the FCT to curtail the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the world

We observed substantial compliance on the first day of the 14-day lockdown with a few case of those who wish to travel to the villages to escape impending hunger

There was substantial compliance with the Federal Government’s lockdown order in, Abuja on Tuesday. The inter-state motor parks at Utako were also deserted as the operators and commuters stayed away but residents within the city drove freely.

At the various road blocks Only workers on essential services were allowed to move freely within the FCT.

In Kubwa, policemen at a roadblock around Phase 4 had a hard time turning back several residents who insisted on driving through under various guises.

The head of the Taskforce team told newsmen that his team encountered some citizens trying to use illegal means to beat the lockdown.

He said, “We found some taxi drivers trying to beat the lockdown by carrying one journalist or policemen with identity cards along with other passengers but we found them out and turned them back. We will continue to enforce the order until we achieve total compliance.”

 

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