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Residents protest in Abeokuta over fuel, naira scarcity

A protest was recorded in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, on Tuesday, over scarcity of the new naira notes.

The angry protesters occupied the Aladesanmi, Fajol and Somorin in Obantoko area of the capital city.

The demonstrators stormed the streets, burning tyres and chanting songs against the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The angry protesters vandalized the Sapon branch of First Bank as they intended to set it on fire.

The spokesperson of the police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident to newsmen.

The spokesperson said police officers were on ground to be in control of the situation to prevent vandalisation of property and loss of lives.

He added that a group of boys were behind the protest, saying the police officers waited to confirm who were the masterminders of the protest.

It was gathered that the police officers got to the affected scene and chased the demonstrators, they resumed protest again as soon as the operatives of the police withdrew from the scene.

The protest affected movement of vehicles as pedestrians and motorists scampered for safety.

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