Ondo witnesses a protest against the naira and fuel shortage.

Ondo State residents have taken to the streets to air their complaints about the lack of petrol and the new naira notes.
The demonstrators, who have already shut down the congested Ore/Benin motorway, have also stopped people and vehicles from traveling along the routes.

According to information obtained by The Site News, the demonstration organized by some irate youngsters has forced several commuters and drivers to utilize alternate routes.

The protest comes a day after the state Police Command asked residents in the state not to embark on any protest on the streets to demonstrate against the lingering fuel scarcity and shortage of the new naira notes.

The Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, who gave the warning at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, had said any action or inaction of the protesters could lead to a breach of peace in the state.

Oyediran noted that the Command was aware of a plan by some angry residents most especially the youths in the state to embark on a protest as a way of showcasing their grievances towards the nationwide fuel scarcity.

Fuel, New Notes Scarcity: Protesters Attack Oyo Gov’s Office
Recall that angry youths on Friday invaded the Oyo State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan over fuel and new naira notes scarcity in the country.

There had been complaints over the new note policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and fuel scarcity in the country.

The gate of the secretariat was locked following information that protests had rocked different parts of the capital city.

The protesters who invaded the secretariat with sticks, woods, and other dangerous weapons, forced the two main gates of the Secretariat open

The development saw security operatives on the ground take cover.

The protesters having seen that workers and people within the secretariat scampering for safety headed straight to the Governor’s office where they attempted to force the gate open.

The resistance by the officers on duty, who fire blank shots into the air, made the protesters throw stones and other dangerous weapons into the Governor’s office.

A police officer attached to the Governor’s office was injured in an attack by the protesters.

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Written by Izuchukwu E.N

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