Some women in Sapele, Delta State have taken to the street to protest the extension of the lockdown ordered by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday.
This did not go down well with the women as they stormed Timber town, Sapele. They marched out in their numbers to protest, chanting and singing as they were joined by other residents of the town including artisans, tricycle motorcycle riders, and others.
“We prefer to come outside and die than to be locked indoor, we have stayed inside for two weeks we can’t go to the market, we can’t go anywhere, we are hungry, we will not accept this” Vanguard quoted one of the protesters, Madam Tina Akpometiro as saying.
According to the report, the Sapele local government chairman, Hon Eugene Inoaghan, tried to pacify the crowd with loads of security men but nothing happened as there was pandemonium when the chairman left, with the crowd openly confronting security men with stones, an action that led to burning of tyres and wood.