Ibadan youths burn police post, attack banks in Friday protest against fuel, Naira scarcity

Dissatisfied with the scarcity of fuel and shortage of new Naira notes, some aggrieved youths took to the streets in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday, attacking commercial banks, and eventually set Agodi police post on fire.

The youths were protesting the current scarcity of naira notes and fuel in the country.

The Nigerian Monitor gathered that though some bank officials appealed to the protesters and gave them some undisclosed amount of money, the youths continued to vent their anger unabated.

The police officers strategically positioned to prevent breakdown of law and order, allegedly fled from the scene.

The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Adéwálé Oshifeso, said he would brief the media after authenticating the information.

Our correspondent gathered that the youths later marched to the state secretariat, Agodi.

It was also gathered that a police officer was wounded by the youths during the protest.

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