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Soldiers beat taxi driver to death for accommodating passengers without face mask


April. 08, 2020

as reported: A Taxi driver was allegedly beaten to death yesterday by security operatives, for carrying passengers who didn't wear face masks.
An eyewitness has revealed that the incident occurred at Marian in Calabar, Cross River State's capital.
He said the driver who was wearing a face mask when he was stopped, was beaten by security operatives till he collapsed. He was confirmed dead thereafter.
A post from an instagram user has apportioned blames to the Governor saying;
"WHO said only wear Mask if you’re sick or taking care of a sick person but the Governor of CRS with his own eye service, so they’ll say he’s fighting Corona too came out and said you must wear Nose Mask else you stay indoors, (that’s actually not the problem) but why not give the Law Enforcement Agents you’re using proper orientation.
Now they’ve killed someone. Shey you’re happy now ? Is that what other States with Covid-19 cases are doing ? No confirmed case in Calabar yet and you’ve started killing people. This is really sad. The mask you even said you’ll distribute was only distributed in Government House. Na wa ooo
This is coming after Governor Ben Ayade issued a "no face mask, no movement" order. In a statement released by his media aide Christian Ita, residents of the state were told they would not be allowed out without a face mask starting from Friday April 3.
“No citizen or resident of the state will be allowed to leave home without a face mask from Friday 3rd, April 2020.
This act has brought fears in the area as citizens are no longer scared of the virus but the military personnel that are supposed to bring peace to them.
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