Naira Scarcity: Normalcy Restored In Ketu, Ojota Axis After Civil Unrest – Lagos Police

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday confirmed civil unrest in some parts of the state inspired by naira scarcity.

Protesters stormed Mile-12, Ketu, Ojota area, along Ikorodu Road, and Iyana-Ipaja, Sabo roundabout, around before it spread to other areas like Agege and Iyana-Iba.

Motorists and residents who were on their way to different places of work hurriedly turned back in panic as the rioters went berserk with bonfire set across the road.

Vehicles coming from Ikorodu could not go beyond Mile 12 bridge as they made U-turn to their destinations.

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Though, the presence of the combine Military and the Policemen of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, at the scene did not deter the protesters as they engaged the securitymen in confrontation.

However, most vehicles were turned back to Ikorodu including Bus Rapid Transit, BRT buses.

Confirming the unrest via his verified Tweeter handle, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said operatives of the Force have been positioned in identified areas.

He said vehicular and human movement have now been fully restored.