Lockdown: Violators Apprehended in Ilorin by Law Enforcement Officers
In the bid to enforce the total lockdown order as announced by the State government on Thursday to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic,Law enforcement agents stationed at strategic locations in Ilorin, the Kwara capital, have arrested some residents who violated the order.
It was gathered that the security men effected the arrest of the people,mostly youths,to enforce the stay at home order of the state government.About 20 of such offenders were arrested at popular Maraba junction on Sunday.
A member of the security team said that those arrested would be detained until 6 p.m when they would be released to go home.
The violators were made to sit on the floor beside a barricade mounted by the security men to check motorists on the road.
It was also gathered that the second day of the lockdown order was more effective than that of Saturday as major streets in Ilorin were deserted, especially when news goes round that police were arresting anybody found on the road without any means of proper identification and reasons of coming out.
Recall that Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had on April 9 ordered a complete lockdown of all the 16 local government areas in the state as a result of two confirmed cases of COVID-19.
From Unity Road up to Maraba and Fate roundabout, the compliance was total as no presence of any motorists and businesses in sight.
Few vehicles seen on the road were either those of health workers, security men on patrol, journalists or members of the technical committee on COVID-19.
Petrol stations along that route were under lock and key as residents remained indoors, while some were seen on the balcony of their houses.
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