Protest Rocks Ibadan Again Over Naira Scarcity

Fresh protests has rocked Ibadan, capital of Oyo State on Wednesday morning over fuel and naira scarcities.

Residents hit streets and roads to express displeasure over the continued difficulties in getting petrol and naira notes.

Sources said transporters led the protests around Eleyele/Ologuneru axis of the capital city.

Other places were pockets of protests are ongoing, according to sources, include Gbopa, Ologuneru, Apete, Sango, Poly road, Mokola, Bodija and Iwo Road axis.

The protesters already blocked the Eleyele/Eruwa road, making movement impossible for residents.

Thousands of other residents, apparently unprepared for another round of protests, were shocked to run into the road blockages.

The blockage of the road has created heavy traffic in Eleyele, Ologuneru and adjourning areas.

Witnesses at the scenes said the transporters were obstructing the free flow of vehicular and pedestrian movements around the areas.

It was gathered that the transporters said they were angry over the non-availability of cash as well as, the rejection of the old N200, N500 and N1,000 notes by passengers and some fueling stations.

As of the time of filing this report, there is serious apprehension across the city.

Efforts to get the reaction of Oyo Police Command were not fruitful as of the time of this report.

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