Protests have ensued in the Ogun and Lagos communities over the scarcity of naira notes. Protesters were seen expressing their displeasure, forcing residents to be stranded.
Protests occurred in the early hours of the morning on Friday at Agege, Igbado, Mowe and Ota. Newsmen gathered that women took to the street to protest at Ota. Meanwhile, the youth were all out at Mowe, Agege and Igbado
According to newsmen, it was gathered that the protesters barricaded the Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and turned back motorists and travellers. It was also learnt that the protesters resisted police intervention and threatened to set the police station in the area ablaze. The protests over the recent naira scarcity have been going on all over the country in waves.
The demonstrators also set bonfire on the highway, a development that forced motorists and travellers to hurriedly turned back.
Meanwhile, in Lagos, Police and Armed Forces were able to put the unrest under control. Confirming the situation, Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said normalcy has returned to Lagos state.
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