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Protest In Abeokuta Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes



Residents in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Tuesday staged a protest into the rising scarcity of the new naira notes.

Aladesanmi, Fajol and Somorin in Obantoko area of Abeokuta were taken over by the protesters, making bonfires and chanting anti – CBN songs.

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The Sapon branch of First Bank was also vandalised as the protesters attempted to set it ablaze.

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

Although the police stormed the locations and dispersed the protesters, they regrouped as soon as the operatives withdrew from the scene in greater intensity and made bonfires with disused tires.

The situation disrupted vehicular movement as motorists and pedestrians ran off the road in safe directions to avoid the protesters.

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