Security operatives have barricaded the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, where some residents had planned to stage a protest.
An Armoured Personnel Carrier is stationed at the entrance of the park while armed officers have mounted strategic places around the place.
The every-busy Ikorodu road is deserted as traders have closed shops while a few vehicles are on the road.
Some residents have chosen to stay indoor, apparently to prevent being caught in any clash between security operatives and protesters.
Citing the rising insecurity and economic hardship, protesters had fixed June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, for the protest.
But the police have repeatedly warned that protest would not be allowed in any part of the state.