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Video: Lockdown in Lagos and Abuja?

Videos and photos of Lagos and Abuja residents defying the lockdown order of the Federal government has surfaced online. Twitter user @Engr_Series shared a video of residents of Lagos state exercising on the now deserted Ikorodu road. He wrote

”So much for social distancing. The gym moved to Ikorodu this morning, from Haruna down to Agric busstop… Is this really a lockdown?”

In Abuja, a video posted by Abubakar Sidiq, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on New Media, shows traffic jam at the overhead bridge along Citec road in Abuja.

President Buhari on March 27th, gave a presidential directive that Lagos, Ogun and Abuja be on lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The lockdown is meant to expire next Monday April 13th.

Traffic logjam in Abuja as residents defy lockdown order. #COVID19

Lagosians defy social distance and lockdown order as they take to the Ikorodu expressway to exercise with a trainer. #COVID19

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