By G9ija

Protests against the new naira policy and fuel scarcity erupted in several communities in Ogun state on Friday, leading to riots.

Reports indicate that youths in the area barricaded the Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, preventing motorists and travellers from passing through.

Despite police attempts to intervene, the protesters remained defiant and even threatened to set fire to the local police station.

The rioters however set a bonfire on the highway, blocking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and forcing motorists and travellers to turn back. commercial activities were disrupted in Mowe, located in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, as shop owners closed their shops and sought refuge from the chaos.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the affected areas who were scheduled for election training were instructed to stay home and avoid the routes.

A security advisory to corps members from the Mowe Sub-Office Local Government Inspector and sighted by newsmen 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.”