Riot Spreads To Ogun Over Naira Scarcity

Riots on Friday spread to Ogun communities as youths 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.

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The gridlock, which is almost at a stand-still, has spread from the Mowe area of Ogun State inwards the Long Bridge area of Arepo, following protest that broke out on Friday morning over the naira scarcity.

Our correspondent who passed by noticed police presence along the expressway and many vehicles turning back in an attempt to escape the chaos ahead.

A source in Mowe area, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said youths in the area have taken to the road and blocked it in protest

In a video sent to KOKO TV, protesters are seen chanting, “Old naira notes”

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had reported that the protesters resisted police intervention and threatened to set the police station in the area ablaze.

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