Abuja lockdown in Pictures

A view of Abuja on the Berger Bridge

Lockdown in Abuja, but in Mararaba suburb it is business as usual

A view of Abuja on the Berger Bridge on Tuesday as lockdown takes effect

By Femi Ipaye

Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory was empty Tuesday as the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari began.

The usually bustling parts of the city such as Utako Motor Park, Apo Mechanic Village, Berger Roundabout, and the Nnamadi Azikiwe Airport Abuja were devoid of all human and business activities.

The 14-day lockdown was ordered by Buhari on Sunday as part of measures to stem the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

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Some photographs of the city taken by Femi Ipaye:

God is Good Motors terminal: locked

Utako Market on Tuesday
Securitymen under the Berger Bridge in Abuja

COVID-19 campaign billboard in Abuja

A policeman stops a vehicle carrying perishable goods
wash hand basins left at Wuse Market

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport deserted on Tuesday
Chisco Park: locked

Photo credit: Femi Ipaye

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