The BONNY – RESIDENTS at Bonny Local Government Area (LGA), Rivers State, on Sunday identified with high-level adherence, the first day of the lockdown inflicted by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike to comprise the disturbing spread of Coronavirus in the country ’s oil intersection.
It was equally steady in the port town of Onne, Eleme LGA where lockdown was equally imposed pursuing death of the department manager of new era bank where various co-staff thereafter tested positive.
Lead checks indicated most residents stayed indoors, evacuating the streets empty under heavy composure of a combined security team of Nigeria Police, Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, paramilitary institutions and men of the Vigilante Organization of Nigeria (VON), among others.
The insurance operatives were seen guarding different roads around the town while others were parked at strategic intersections to execute obedience to the lockdown.
Conventional active spots including Court Road, Cable Road, Ikuba Nongo (Square), Madu Polo, Coal Beach, Roundabout, Igoni Polo, Dappa–Posie, Mission Road, Market Road, Bonny Main Market, Akiama, Hospital Road, King Perekule (New) Road, King Asimini (Berger Road) Bypass and Shell Gate were all abandoned.
Furthermore abandoned were Orosikiri, Iwo-Ama, Sandfield, Fruit of Labour, Amaomu, Moore Jackson, King Jaja Street and Willbros Road Junction just as Bonny Abattoir was under lock and key.
Clement Longjohn, member, COVID-19 Taskforce in Bonny LGA, said the high-level submission was no shock as Bonny was understood to be law-abiding.
He explained, “Governor has provided the injunction, we don’t have any choice than to acknowledge. You can see the streets are vacant, most people indoors. Hopefully, we expect that our Governor will do the needful by bringing palliatives to the people.”
Waterfronts around the island that are daily beehives of aquatic transport and sundry industries were equally all abandoned as movement in and out of Bonny, except for those on crucial duties, has been prohibited indefinitely.