Delta women numbering over 3000 today took to the street of Sapele, Sapele local government Delta State, in a protest against what they described as insensitivity of the state government for extending the COVID-19 lockdown for 14days without palliatives.
The protesting women rebuffed the plea of the council Chairman, Chief Eugene Inoaghan, urging them to go back home as the state government is working out modalities to distribute the palliatives to cushion the effects of the 14days lockdown extension.
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ADVOCATE gathered from the women that the grouse of the women is that apart from Chief Emmanuel Udugahan, who sent some palliatives to the people of Sapele, which they also said was allegedly shared to PDP members by the council chairman, none of the political leaders in Sapele has reached out to the people.
Attempts by the men of the Nigeria Police Force to dismiss the protesters with teargas were resisted as the women chased them out with pebbles’, as they took to their heel.
As at the time of filing this report, an unconfirmed report has it that one young man was allegedly shut in the leg by security operatives who reinforced back and started shooting.
ADVOCATE also gathered that some arrest has been made and men of the Nigeria Police Force were seen raiding the areas arresting any young boy or girl insight