Residents of Sapele thronged the streets of timber town this morning to register their disapproval of the continued restriction of social and economic activities in Delta State.
The protest came sequel to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s extension of the fourteen (14) day stay-at-home order by two weeks, with an imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in some parts of the state.
According to an eyewitness, the protesters who marched the streets in their hundreds sang “freedom songs” in defiance to the governor’s directives and demanded an end to the lockdown.
Some protesters who described the sit-at-home order as inhuman wondered why the government couldn’t provide enough palliatives to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
Efforts by the Sapele Local Government Chairperson, Mr. Eugene Inoaghan, to pacify the protesters was rebuffed and the situation turned fiasco.