Protests have erupted in Ondo over the scarcity of fuel and naira notes.
Due to the demonstration, commercial cars and motorcycle riders had trouble travelling on main highways.
In light of the ongoing crisis, the police had already issued warnings to the public against protests or demonstrations.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that residents of Ondo State have taken to the streets to express their grievances over the scarcity of fuel and the new naira notes.
The protesters, who have already grounded the busy Ore/Benin expressway, also prevented vehicular and human movement on the routes.
Many motorists and commuters have been forced to use alternative roads as a result of the protest led by some angry youths.
The protest comes a day after the state Police Command asked residents in the state not to embark on any protest on the streets to demonstrate against the lingering fuel scarcity and shortage of the new naira notes.
The Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, who gave the warning at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, had said any action or inaction of the protesters could lead to a breach of peace in the state.
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Oyediran noted that the Command was aware of a plan by some angry residents most especially the youths in the state to embark on a protest as a way of showcasing their grievances towards the nationwide fuel scarcity.
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