Residents of Sango-Ota Area in Ogun on Saturday shunned the Democracy Day protest, planned by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and some Civil Society Organizations.
A correspondent , who monitored the planned protest around Sango-Ota Bridge, Oju-Ore, Iyana-Iyesi and Toll-gate area, reports that the areas were calm and peaceful.
Newsmen also report that most shops in Sango-Ota and environs were under lock and key while some youths were sighted playing football on the major roads around the toll-gate area.
The popular Sango-Ota bridge area where vehicular movement was always high also had very few vehicles plying the route as at the time of the report.
However, there were a few patrol vehicles and officers of the Nigeria Police Force at the toll-gate area and other strategic locations of Sango-Ota.
Mr. Samuel Popolola, a resident of Sango-Ota, said that people decided not to take part in the protest in order to avoid unnecessary violence that could lead to untimely death.
“The residents cautioned themselves because of what happened during the EndSars protests where many people lost their lives,’’ he said.
Popolola urged Nigerians to continue to pray for God’s intervention for those in power to evolve solutions to the problems facing the country.
A resident of Oju-Ore, Mr Kunle Ajayi, appealed to the Federal Government to run an inclusive government so that every citizen could feel the impact of the dividends of democracy.
Ajayi also harped on the need for the government to address the security challenges and ensure fairness and justice to every Nigerian.