Banks Destroyed As Massive Protest Breaks Out In Abeokuta Over Naira Scarcity
The city of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, has experienced chaos over the shortage of newly redesigned Naira notes and fuel scarcity in the state.
Naija News gathered that protesters on Tuesday began to destroy banks after complaints over the new note policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and fuel scarcity in the country.
Several roads were barricaded for hours by angry protesters who moved around armed, whilst the residents scampered for safety.
The protesters also invaded busy roads with sticks, woods, and other dangerous weapons, as they moved around burning and tearing public places down.
The development saw security operatives later engage some of the protesters destroying things in order to restore sanity in the state.
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Protest Erupts In Ondo Over Naira, Fuel Scarcity
Meanwhile, 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.
Naija News gathered that 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.