June 15, 2024

Riot Spreads to Mowe, Ogun Over Scarcity of New Naira Notes

Due to the lingering of new naira notes and scarcity of fuel in the country, protesters has spread riots on Friday to Ogun communities.


It was gathered that the protesters blocked the Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and turned back motorists and travellers and resisted police intervention, threatened to set the police station in the area ablaze.


The rioters also set bonfire on the highway, a development that forced motorists and travellers to hurriedly turned back.


Aside from travellers, commercial activities were disrupted in Mowe, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, as 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.


It was earlier reported that fighting erupted in some areas on the popular Lagos-Ikorodu expressway in Lagos State over the scarcity of the new naira notes and the hardship the policy has thrown Nigerians.


On Friday morning, our correspondent gathered that suspected touts in Mile 12, Ketu and Ojota areas on the expressway, took to the road attacking commuters and creating chaos.

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