By Egufe Yafugborhi
BONNY – RESIDENTS in Bonny Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State, on Sunday noticed with high-level compliance, the primary day of the lockdown imposed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to include the alarming unfold of Coronavirus within the nation’s oil hub.
It was equally calm within the port city of Onne, Eleme LGA the place lockdown was equally imposed following dying of the department supervisor of recent technology financial institution the place a number of co-staff subsequently examined constructive.
Vanguard checks confirmed most residents stayed indoors, leaving the streets empty underneath heavy presence of a mixed safety workforce of Nigeria Police, Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, paramilitary organizations and males of the Vigilante Organization of Nigeria (VON), amongst others.
The safety operatives had been seen patrolling totally different roads across the city whereas others had been stationed at strategic intersections to implement compliance to the lockdown.
Usual busy spots together with Court Road, Cable Road, Ikuba Nongo (Square), Madu Polo, Coal Beach, Roundabout, Igoni Polo, Dappa-Posie, Mission Road, Market Road, Bonny Main Market, Akiama, Hospital Road, King Perekule (New) Road, King Asimini (Berger Road) Bypass and Shell Gate had been all abandoned.
Also abandoned had been Orosikiri, Iwo-Ama, Sandfield, Fruit of Labour, Amaomu, Moore Jackson, King Jaja Street and Willbros Road Junction simply as Bonny Abattoir was underneath lock and key.
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Clement Longjohn, member, COVID-19 Taskforce in Bonny LGA, stated the high-level compliance was no shock as Bonny was identified to be law-abiding.
He stated, “Governor has given the order, we don’t have any choice than to comply. You can see the streets are empty, most people indoors. Hopefully, we expect that our Governor will do the needful by sending palliatives to the people.”
Waterfronts across the island which are day by day beehives of marine transportation and varied companies had been equally all abandoned as motion out and in of Bonny, aside from these on important duties, has been banned indefinitely.
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