After the Address by President Muhammad Buhari on the lockdown extension in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, Nigerians especially Lagosian seemed unhappy due to hardship on account of the lockdown.
Just after the announcement of extension of the lockdown by 14 days, it was gathered that bonfire was set on some parts of Lagos. Irate youths in Shasha, Orisunbare, Idimu and Ejigbo areas of Lagos set the fire to register their anger over the extension. There were more outbursts of violence as thugs took to the streets – attacking residents, robbing, breaking and looting shops.
These attacks are similar to those faced by some residents in Ogun state who recently cried out to the Police to come to their rescue as their lives and properties were at the mercy of hoodlums. According to a twitter report, a group called the One Million Boys in Ogun state was said to be responsible for the attacks.
Other Nigerians took to twitter to vent their anger over to extension of the lockdown.
Femi-Fani Kayode in his tweet said:
“If you insist on locking people down you must provide food for them. You cannot just lock them down and expect them to starve to death. If you do not give them food and still insist on the lockdown then you are provoking a revolution which may consume us all. PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY!”
Reni Omakri in his tweet described the President’s speech as “shallow” He further tweeted that
“ He did tell us nothing new. He did not tell us what specifically he has done, is doing and well do to ease life for Nigerians during this #coronaVirus lockdown.”
“ General Buhari announced that his government has been sharing food. Why such an obvious lie? To who and where and when? If you have received such food, please testify. Or are Buhari and his family eating the food by themselves in Aso Rock?”
“General @MBuhari thanked the legislative arm. Really? Have they reversed their ₦37 billion budget to renovate National Assembly? That amount is more than the money Buhari claims to be sharing in his so called conditional cash transfer to 3.6 million households.”
These tweets sprouted reactions among other Nigerian youths as they poured out their individual grievances.