COVID-19: Kwara residents lament new cases on violation of lockdown order by police - Focus News


Friday, 8 May 2020

COVID-19: Kwara residents lament new cases on violation of lockdown order by police

Some residents of Kwara State have reacted to the 8 new cases discovered in the state by lamenting it on unprofessionalism on the part of the security personnel.

While reacting to the announcement of the new cases made on Thursday night via the state's Twitter handle, they accused the police of jeopardizing the state government's effort in curtailing the virus.

According to Abdulkodir Sodiq Idiagbon, security personnel are not carrying out their task as instructed by the state government. He wrote "Our police officers are not working as expected. They are giving way for travelers to gain entrance into the state both in the day and at night."

Similarly, Ali who tweeted at @AliuBolaji3 accused the police of collecting payoff from travellers from outside the state which gives room to interstate movement.

He also bemoaned how motorists, markets men and women are breaching government instructions on relaxing the lockdown.

"People are not following the government instructions guiding the eased lockdown. Commercial motorists still overload their vehicles with passengers and marketplaces are overcrowded. The government should acknowledge this quickly because our safety depends on our Leighbors." He wrote.

In the same vein, Adekunle Adebayor recounted what happened at a clinic he visited a few days ago. From his account, one almajiri he met at a clinic in the state capital disclosed to him that he returned from Kano State about a week ago.

He added that Dangote Company truck drivers should be scrutinized upon arrival as they convey almajiris in their truck. 

Therefore, he urged the state government to devise a means of screen and properly checking their truck at entry points into the state.

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