Covid-19 lockdown: Kano traders defy order, convert major roads to markets

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Covid-19 lockdown: Kano traders defy order, convert major roads to markets

Covid-19 lockdown

…commuters held up in terrific visitors jam, stranded for hours

By Bashir Bello

Traders at the populous Kantin Kwari textile market affected by the lockdown order imposed by the Kano State authorities had on Monday defied the order by storming and changing major roads leading into the market area to show their items for buying and selling.

It was gathered that the traders as early as attainable manoeuvred their method into the shutdown market to maneuver out their items to makeshift roadside outlets to sell their items.

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The merchants have been seen displaying their goods along major roads round Fagge A and B near Wapa Cinema, Yakasai B behind Radio Kano, IBB approach and in addition Ibrahim Taiwo street.

Our correspondent who monitored the development observed that the event led to a terrific visitors jam on a number of the roads leaving commuters stranded for hours.

It was gathered that it took the intervention of safety personnel to open up and management the traders from the roadside.

Three Hilux car of both NSCDC, Police and Hisbah have been seen stationed on the IBB means leading to the market.

Recall that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had ordered the closure of major markets with dense inhabitants to avert the spread of the illness whereas it permitted two different markets of Yankaba and Yanlemo (focuses on perishable foodstuffs) and some selected supermarkets to open inside the six hours rest (Monday’s and Thursday’s) to enable residents to stockpile their houses with foodstuffs and other essentials in the state.

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