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Nigerian Police Operatives Open Fire On Residents Protesting Fuel, Naira Scarcity In Abeokuta



Residents of Abeokuta and Ondo State have taken to the streets to protest against the lingering fuel and naira scarcity in the country..

In Abeokuta, protesters take over the Aladesanmi, Fajol, and Somorin areas of the city to register their displeasure with the CBN policy which has subjected Nigerians to hardship for days.

The protesters vandalised the Sapon branch of First Bank and also attempted to set the bank on fire.

Confirming this, Ogun Police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said officers are monitoring the situation to prevent the destruction of property and loss of lives.

Similarly, residents of Ore in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State have taken to the streets to stage a peaceful protest over the scarcity of fuel and naira notes.

Due to the protest, commercial banks in Akure, the state capital, have reportedly shut down their operations over possible protest and mob attacks.

The protest in Ondo state paralysed commercial activities in Ore and also cause gridlock in the commercial hub centre of the state.

The protests in Ondo and Ogun states are coming barely four days after residents of Ibadan, Oyo state capital protested against the fuel and naira crises rocking the country.

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