Protest rocks Delta State over lockdown extension

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Thousands of Sapele residents, Ethiope Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday took to the streets to demand an end to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s extension of lockdown in the state.

Okowa had made a broadcast to residents of the state, Tuesday morning announcing the extension of the 14-day Lockdown which began on April 1, for another two weeks and imposing dusk to dawn curfew.

But in defiance of the order, women in their hundreds took their protest to the streets of the town, as early as 7:30 am demanding an end to the lockdown, Vanguard reports.

Chanting “we no go gree o, we no go gree” by some of the women, others chanted “freedom, freedom” the women in their thousands were joined by other residents of the town including artisans, tricycle motorcycle riders, and others

“We prefer to come outside and die than to be locked indoor, we have stayed inside for two weeks we can’t go to the market, we can’t go anywhere, we are hungry, we will not accept this,” a protester said