COVID-19: Biafra youth group warns govt against lockdown extension

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A youth organisation, the Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Thursday warned that any “further extension of the COVID-19 lockdown could lead to the kidnap of government officials in coastal areas.

BNYL also warned that the lockdown extension may result in resistance against security agencies at state borders because of boredom among the people.

“People are already tired of staying idle and are no longer afraid of Coronavirus.” The group said

The group’s Deputy National Leader, Ebuta Takon Akor gave the warning while reacting to the decision of the Nigeria Governors Forum to extend lockdown for another 14 days.

Recall that the forum had said the 14 days interstate lockdown will help tackle the spread of COVID-19.

However, Akor in a statement signed and sent to News men said governors do not govern animals and would not be allowed to cage the citizens.

“Since the lockdown of the country, there have been reports of an increase and spread of the virus.

“It was of no use to keep locking down the country since the figures keep increasing.”