Pandemonium as protest rocks Ogun communities as naira scarcity worsen - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, February 17, 2023

Pandemonium as protest rocks Ogun communities as naira scarcity worsen

By Adeniyi Adewale

Vehicular and commercial activities were in the early hours of Friday destrupted in Mowe area on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State as youths in the area protested the lingering new naira policy and fuel scarcity.

It was gathered that the protesters barricaded the Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and turned back motorists and travellers.

Our correspondent learnt that the protesters resisted police intervention and threatened to set the police station in the area ablaze.

They also set bonfire on the highway, and this forced motorists and travellers to hurriedly turned back.

Shop owners closed their shops and scampered to safety.

Also, the riots on Friday morning spread to the Magboro axis of the highway with travellers and road users turning back to the Lagos end of the road.

Meanwhile, the National Youth Service Corps members in the areas billed for election training on Friday were asked to stay back home and avoid the routes.

A security advisory to corps members from the Mowe Sub-Office Local Government Inspector and sighted by our correspondent, read, “Violent protest on Lagos Ibadan expressway. Magboro blocked
Ibafo burn fire. Mowe blocked.

“Stay safe and stay off. Till further information. I am however in touch with security agencies.”

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