Lockdown: Soldiers chase errant Abuja residents with rod
Kamarudeen Ogundele, AbujaThere was tension in Abuja on Wednesday as soldiers deployed to enforce the President’s lockdown order unleashed terror on residents.The soldiers, who took over the boundary of the Federal Capital Territory with Nasarawa State, blocked the entry and exit routes, leaving commuters stranded.
Our correspondent observed as few of the soldiers wielding guns, rods and horsewhips chased a middle-aged worker.One of the soldiers, in a moment of rage, threw a rod at the fleeing worker but missed him, forcing other residents to scamper for safety.
This was as one of the soldiers ordered a man and a lady to squat down by the road.The soldiers rejected all means of identification and the Exemption Pass issued by the Federal Capital Territory Administration to essential workers.READ ALSO:Ondo APC group alleges members planning defection to PDP
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had while declaring the 14-day lockdown, said essential workers, including health workers and journalists, were not affected by the stay-at-home order.A man, who introduced himself as a medical doctor in Garki hospital, was rebuffed and asked to leave as he tried to convince the soldiers.
Our correspondent, who was at the checkpoint on his way to the capital city, was also turned back despite identifying himself as a journalist and showing them his Exemption Pass.Two of the soldiers threatened to deal with him, if he refused to turn back and return to his house.
“You are a journalist, and so? The government has said no entry. Call the man that gave you the pass to come here,” one of the soldiers said in reference to the pass issued by the FCT Police Command.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.
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Yeah, it’s better they chase people with rods instead of guns. It makes more sense. Please let these soldiers be educated on the role of essential workers in the fight against this plaque. Also FCT allows the markets to open from 10am to 2pm; 3 days a week which includes Wednesday. Most of the traders come in from the satellite towns
No picture for your news? Try Africa´s favourite son. No title Acrylics on canvas 160 by 100 cm 1st April 2020 Make them use sniper abeg Shoot sight 😂 Please come and chase Lagos residents jogging and playing football too. If you are here and yo voted either pdp or apc in the last presidential election in Nigeria while yo know there are other more responsible candidates in other political parties then yo are an hypocrite
That’s what they love doing, hurting the civilians gives them ultimate joy instead of battling the terrorist groups 50k give away only for 5 fans follow and retweet and drop your account number. Make sure you follow and retweet The Lord will help us 😢 Naija is a big joke. No one is abiding to the rules. stayhome lockdown
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