Lockdown: RRS Commander Counsels Youth Playing Football On Social Distancing

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From left, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) , Lagos State Council, Dr. Qasim Akinreti been receiving by Commander, Rapid Respond Squad, Mr. Olatunji Disu with them is Secretary, NUJ, Mr. Odifa Adebayo during the NUJ L/S Council courtesy visit to Commander, RRS at Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo: AKINOLA ARIYO

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Civility on the part of the security officers enforcing the stay at home order of the Federal Government played out in Lagos Tuesday, as youths who barricaded some roads were politely counseled by the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) DCP Tunji Disu against the act.

Rather than dispersing, bullying or arrest, Disu who led a team of enforcement officers across different parts of the metropolis, advised them on the need to observe social distancing, imbibe the culture of regular hand – washing in order to stop the spread of COVID 19.

The RRS Commander, had on Tuesday  after the briefing by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Hakeem Odumosu of some contingents of police and army officers on the Enforcement of the directive of Mr. President shutting down Lagos,  led  a team of enforcers to different parts of the metropolis to monitor compliance.

Some of the places visited included: Maryland, Ojota, Ketu, Mile 12, Owode – Onirin, Majidun, Ogolonto, Agric, Ikorodu and Ojodu – Berger, Magodo, Sango Old Toll Gate, Liverpool Roundabout e.t.c. In all there was total compliance.

At Ikosi Road, Ketu and Majidun, Ikorodu, DCP Olatunji Disu enlightened tens of youth who barricaded the roads and were playing football.

Disu urged them to go back to their houses, emphasizing that the essence of the sit at home order is to minimize social interactions.

He thereafter, ordered his officers  to pick up about 16 tyres the youth used in blocking the road after they had left.

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