- The Nigerian police force has reportedly put a stop to a wedding introduction in Lagos state
- This is as a result of the fact that the Lagos state government put a ban on a gathering of people due to coronavirus
- It was gathered that the police officers asked the guests to go home
A video making rounds on social media shows the moment a wedding introduction was stopped in Lagos state. With the increase of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the government has asked citizens not to hold ceremonies with a large number of people.
The government of different states in Nigeria have put a ban on a gathering of more than 20 to 50 people. This move was taken to curb the spread of coronavirus and protect the lives of many.
In the recent wedding video, it was gathered that an introduction ceremony was stopped at Egan Isuti Road in Igando area of Lagos. The police told the guests to go to their various houses.
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According to the report, the police had told them to stop the wedding introduction due to coronavirus.
In the video taken by a social media user, people could be seen gathering in front of the residence where the wedding was being held with cars parked outside.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the police in Lagos have commenced a massive crackdown on social, religious and other gatherings above 50 people in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state and Nigeria at large.
The Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement, made available to Legit.ng, said the police operatives will be enforcing the ban on social gatherings, clubs, parties, ceremonies and religious gatherings of more than 50 persons in the state.
The residents of the state were urged to comply with the guidelines and directives issued by both the federal government and the Lagos state government on prevention of the spread of Covid-19.
Elkana said the Lagos police command has deployed adequate resources across the state to ensure that the orders are fully obeyed. The order imposed bans on social gatherings such as wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, burial ceremonies, parties, clubs and religious gatherings of people more than 50.
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