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Lock down: Frustrated woman jumps into Osun River, blames hunger

Sad as the imposed curfew on residents of Osun State has made a woman to allegedly jump into a river in a bid to take her life after being stranded and having nothing to eat.

According to an eyewitness, identified as Abdul-Wasiu Ismail, the woman said her reason for jumping into the river is as a result of hunger caused by state’s total lockdown.

It was also revealed that the woman has three children whom she said she could not cater for because she is financially handicapped. She said that her husband stays in Lagos, adding that they have separated about thirteen years ago.

She, however, was rescued by some good samaritans in the area.

Woman jumps into Osun River over hunger caused by lockdown

Recall that the state governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, had on Sunday announced that the state would go on total lockdown after two cases of coronavirus were reported in the state.

Oyetola reaffirmed the commitment to shut down all the land boundaries effective from midnight, Sunday, March 29, with the total lockdown of the state from midnight, Tuesday, March 31.

Commercial motor parks were equally locked in Osogbo.

Banks and other business outlets were closed for business as residents stayed at home, while only those on essential services and pharmaceutical outlets were seen carrying out their operations.

In other news, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday, April 1, confirmed nine new infections in Osun, bringing total number in the state to 14.

 
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