Lockdown: Police disperse Lagos youths playing football


Police personnel attached to the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, on Tuesday, dispersed some youths playing football on roads in the state.

The Commander of the RRS, Olatunji Disu, said the unit visited various places across the state to enforce the lockdown order.

According to him, Maryland, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Owode-Onirin, Majidun, Ogolonto, Agric, Ikorodu, Ojodu-Berger and Magodo areas of the state recorded total compliance.

Disu stated that some youths found playing football on the Ikosi Road and in the Majidun area were enlightened on the importance of social distancing and were later dispersed.

He said, “After the briefing today (Tuesday) of the police and the Nigerian Army Officers by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, of the contingent of police and army officers on the enforcement of the directive of Mr President shutting down Lagos, a team of RRS officers fanned out to different parts of the metropolis.

“Some youths, who barricaded the roads and were playing football, were advised on the need to observe social distancing, imbibe the culture of regular hand-washing to stop the spread of COVID-19 and were urged to go back to their houses.”

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