Naira scarcity: 1 killed as protesters, security agents clash in Oyo.

One person was killed during a clash between security agents and youths protesting the scarcity of the new naira notes on Saturday in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Hundreds of youths stormed major streets in the Oyo State capital on Friday to protest the refusal of banks to pay customers across the counter and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) posts in the state.

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They also asked the Federal Government to address the current fuel scarcity across the country

Banks, shops, and other facilities were vandalized by the protesters during their rallies.

The spokesman for the state police command, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the victim was killed at 10:15 a.m. while security agents were on a combined patrol in the Apata area of the Ido local government area of the state.

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He said: โ€œToday Saturday, 04/02/2023 at about 1015hrs, while embarking series of confidence-building patrols around different black spots and flash points, the joint convoy patrol comprising of the police and other agencies ran into a band of hoodlums around Apata Junction Market, Apata Area under Ido Local Government Area.

โ€œIn a rather surprising event, the hoodlums who had perfected plans to molest residents, harass shop owners, and loot shops on sighting the combined convoy of security agents launched a series of unprovoked attacks by firing guns, hurling stones, sharp objects, and other dangerous missiles at them.

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โ€œDuring the rage, an individual identified to have been a member of a vigilante group and who was reported to have died in the fiasco has since been deposited at a government hospital for post-mortem.โ€


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