Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had instructed all business owners to lock up their shops and stay at home for next seven day in order to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Apparently, some shop owners defied the government’s order and some police men under the Lagos State Task Force took it upon themselves to destroy the people’s properties in the guise of enforcing an illegal lockdown that was not approved by the governor.
The video of the incident which is currently circulating on social media have caused a lot of outrage among Nigerians.
There is no law in Lagos State or in Nigeria that supports the actions of these officers. I totally condemn this callousness. We should not tolerate such irresponsible action by a law enforcement agency. It is distasteful to Destroy the properties of citizens who are struggling.
— Inibehe Effiong (@InibeheEffiong) March 26, 2020
Nigerian Police will disgrace you https://t.co/vObjtxDdnj
— Fire & Ice (@fidvictor) March 27, 2020
This is totally condemable! It is showing the lack of techniques and professionalism by the Nigerian Police https://t.co/SzgpKsoOpw
— Amb.khalifa (@khalifaTrabiu) March 27, 2020
See the way Nigerian police are destroying goods. Why can't they just arrest the owner's of the store? Is life that hard 🤦🏾♂️😵😭
— KAYFRENZY💎 (@Kayfrenzy_11) March 27, 2020
Nigerian police can never be that polite at least not in this lifetime https://t.co/PMLhx5ZgaA
— I.G @Iam_kecee (@TeeGee_KeCee) March 27, 2020
Jesus!!! When other nations are helping their citizens Nigerian police is inflicting pains on their own citizens. This act must not go unpunished. https://t.co/cu5jumHeUa
— EGO(Egwu Godwin O) (@Egwuogodwin) March 27, 2020
Of course trust the Nigerian police officers to further plunge Nigerians into further misery. @PoliceNG is this what you tell your officers to do while ensuring that there is compliance to the sit-at-home order?
— GreatEki (@eki_great) March 27, 2020
if I was the person involved I for sue Nigerian police and even invite international bodies.
And I will do this with my last blood. This is callous and devilish
— moks (@mokschuks) March 27, 2020
The Nigerian police force is filled with demented poeple, people that ought to go for anger management therapy.
— Edevo Aaron (@EdevoAaron) March 27, 2020
You see why I can never love or respect Nigerian Police officers.
Enforce a lockdown doesn't mean become vandals and criminals, but it is in their genes, so they can't help it. https://t.co/9hCwlxXSXP
— TwItTa PsYChoLoGiST (@kabasa007) March 27, 2020
What do we expect from the Nigerian police 🤨…dis period the only way to avoid police brutality and illegal harassment is just to adhere to the public service info cus dis men in black are ready to do and undo..Dey would extort people dis period…. https://t.co/vbX6R29FUV
— FRESH Sfi10clothing (@talk2fresh234) March 27, 2020