Ten days after the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike ordered total lockdown of some parts of Port Harcourt in Rivers State. Residents are lamenting the dwindling income in their home and rising crime wave. Civil disobedience in the face of impending hunger was predicted but the authorities paid a deaf ear.
Experts had warned that the effects of total lockdown are dwindling income which could lead to crime wave in parts of the state
The Security agencies in Diobu are currently chasing residents indoors at Gambia street and its environs. This is happening as you read this text. It’s more like an absolute lockdown and you are not allowed to even access the streets or lanes. Anywhere outside your door is prohibited
Investigation revealed that the security agents were angered by the disobedience of some of the youths who have consistently flouted their order of not playing street football. The soldiers are jeered and booed by the youths who troop out to the streets. This is unacceptable behavior and relevant bodies should as a matter of urgency take action to stem the tide of civil disobedience as being experienced in Borokiri, watersides communities, Gambia and much of Diobu under the lockdown order of the Rivers State Government.