Soldiers punish Lagos residents doing exercise during lockdown
- A video of some Lagos residents doing exercise by the roadside despite lockdown order was shared on Twitter
- Not long after the video was shared online, the residents were visited by soldiers who caught them doing exercise again
- The soldiers punished the residents for flouting the stay-at-home order
Some Lagos residents who went to exercise around Gbagada have gotten in trouble with soldiers for flouting the lockdown order. The lockdown order was given by the federal government to contain the spread coronavirus.
A video showing the Lagos residents doing exercise on Ikorodu road despite the lockdown was shared on Tuesday, April 7, on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, by a user identified as Series Abiodun.
Series Abiodun called the residents out for flouting the order. He noted that what they were doing is not social distancing.
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The Twitter user shared another video this Wednesday, April 8. He said the people doing exercise were at it again.
Not long after his second video, another Twitter user identified as Gawat Jubril noted that security agencies have dealt with the people keeping their body fit during the lockdown.
Gawat noted that the incident happened on Gbagada express. In the photo he shared, soldiers were seen punishing the residents who were caught, they asked them to do frog jump.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a video of a Nigerian policeman beating up a man during coronavirus lockdown has surfaced on social media. The video of the policeman brutalising the man got him detained.
Nigerian rapper Ruggedman had shared the video on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter. The rapper said the man that was beaten is an innocent port worker who picked up his friend. He said the man's friend works at a medical equipment company.
A few hours later, the head of the Nigerian Police Force Complaint Response Unit, Markus Ishaku Basiran, replied to his tweet. Basiran noted that the man has been detained and he is awaiting trial. He said he spoke with the parties involved and thanked Ruggedman for reaching out.
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