Normalcy have been restored in the Sagamu Area of Ogun State after a violent protest that rocked the town early on Monday over scarcity of fuel and the new naira notes.
Banks and business premises were attacked and set ablaze, cars looted and burnt, as shops were forced to remain under lock and key, until the intervention of a combined team of the police led by the Commissioner of Police and men of the Nigerian Army to put the violent protests in checks from escalating.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, who led his men and soldiers to the scene, 30 suspects have been arrested in connection with the unrest.
Most affected was Oba Erinwole Road where about seven branches of commercial banks were attacked and ATM machines vandalized and looted. Residents claim the violence started around 5:30 am while law-abiding citizens were still sleeping.