A Taxi driver was reportedly beaten to death in Marian, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria yesterday by security operatives, for carrying passengers who were not wearing face masks.
An eyewitness (@ayebechristopher), 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.
The Instagram user wrote;
“WHO said only wear Mask if you’re sick or taking care of a sick person but the Governor of Cross River State with his own eye service (hypocrisy), 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 comes after Governor Ben Ayade issued a “no face mask, no movement” order where residents of the state were told they would not be allowed out without a face mask starting from Friday April 3.