The protesters came out in mass to express their pain over the current situation in the nation.
The protesters blocked roads and caused tension in the state.
Security agents however advised the people to remain calm, and go about their business as usual.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that residents of Sapon, Abeokuta, and Ogun State, took to the streets to demonstrate their dissatisfaction over the scarcity of new naira notes and the attendant excruciating pains of the new naira policy and petroleum products.
The protesters were seen chanting protest songs on Aladesanmi, Fajol, and Somorin in the Obantoko area of Abeokuta on Tuesday.
It was observed that protesters blocked the popular Moore in the Asero area of the state, along Abeokuta -Ibadan road, while another protest was witnessed in the Panseke area.
The scenarios forced some business owners to lock up their stalls over the fear of being attacked by angry residents, who cannot access monies at their various banks.
Protesters set fire to unused tyres at Moore junction, thereby obstructing traffic inbound Abeokuta and outbound Ibadan to express their displeasure over the current situation across the country.
However, there were security agents, especially, the operatives of the Ogun State Police Command at the two spots to ensure that there was no breakdown of law and order.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incidents and assured members of the public to remain calm and go about their normal business.
He said, “We are aware of the protests in some parts of the state. Our men have been mobilised to the areas to ensure the protest is under control.
“We were able to put off the bonfire at Asero junction and we appealed to the protesters to vacate the road for motorists.”
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