- Some residents of Rivers state could be seen singing the "coronavirus song" in a video that just emerged on social media
- The residents were among those arrested for violating the lockdown directives in the state
- They were forced to sit on the floor and entertain armed soldiers with the song
Video of some residents of Rivers state who were arrested for violating the lockdown directives singing the ‘coronavirus song’ has emerged online.
The young men could be seen singing "corona bye bye o" while sitting on the floor as armed soldiers watched them.
They were among those rounded up in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor local government areas of Rivers state on Thursday, May 7, Within Nigeria reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Governor Nyesom Wike imposed a total lockdown in the local governments, following increased cases of the deadly disease.
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The governor on Thursday, May 7, ordered that vehicles that were seized in violation of the lockdown order after the owners were caught driving would be auctioned.
Wike disclosed this in an interview after going round to check the level of compliance with the lockdown in the state.
The governor oversaw the arrest of several people who violated the order and the impounding of their cars.
The Rivers state governor while giving the order to the Attorney General noted that violators of the lockdown directive would face the wrath of the law and be tried by the Mobile Courts.
Over 200 residents of Rivers state were arrested and over 20 vehicles impounded at the Elekahia Isolation Centre by different teams enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown.
He said: “I have told the Attorney General, all the impounded vehicles must be auctioned. By tomorrow, the Honourable Attorney General would have advertised those vehicles and we will auction them.
“Some people don’t believe that Coronavirus is in existence. Until you make them understand that we are serious, they will not believe it. We will auction the impounded vehicles.
“Those arrested will face the wrath of the law. Nobody is above the law. We will not allow anyone to sabotage our efforts to protect our people.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a nurse based in the United States said she and other Nigerians living in the North American country do not believe that coronavirus back home is real.
The nurse identified as Yetunde Ifelowo said Nigeria's population is just like New York, adding that Nigeria would have had more cases than the United States if the virus is real back home.
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