Nigeria: Police raid Lagos State nightclubs arresting several people

Jan, 6th 2020 – Police in Nigeria’s Lagos state, have raided several nightclubs, arresting 71 people for allegedly violating Covid-19 protocols.

The police say the raids happened in the Lekki and Surulere areas of Lagos city, and the suspects will be prosecuted for allegedly violating guidelines put in place in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.

Lagos state police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the club-goers had allegedly violated a ban on large gatherings and the reopening of clubs and had broken a midnight to 4am curfew in the state.

Authorities say that they will continue with the raids to ensure total compliance to the Covid-19 protocols.

These arrests come at a time when Nigeria continues to record a surge in the Coronavirus infections amid fears of a second wave.

Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control announced 1204 new infections, which is the highest confirmed daily cases.

Nigeria has recorded a total of 91,351, with 1,318 deaths and 75,699 recoveries from the virus. The epicenter for the virus in Nigeria is the state of Lagos

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