Police Confirm Unrest In Ketu, Ojota Areas Of Lagos Over Naira Scarcity

The Lagos State Police Command have confirmed protests in some parts of the state over the scarcity of the new Naira.

The protesters were seen in Mile-12, Ketu, Ojota area, along Ikorodu Road, and Iyana-Ipaja 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 protests got violent.

Vehicles coming from Ìkoròdù could not go beyond Mile 12 bridge as they hurriedly made U-turn.

There were  bonfires set across on the road.

The protesters also engaged the Military and the Policemen of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, who were at the scenes to restore law and order.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the unrest via his verified Tweeter handle, on Thursday, saying operatives of the Force have been positioned in identified areas.

According to him, vehicular and human movement have now been fully restored.

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