Protest has erupted in Ogun State over the naira scarcity, with videos online showing two banks set on fire in the Sagamu area of the state.
Reacting to the development, a Twitter user, @arranowanna wrote,
“Kindly advise your friends, families and acquaintances to avoid any protests. Take your frustration to the ballots on Saturday. Don’t burn banks, don’t burn petrol stations, don’t burn government properties.”
The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi also confirmed the development.
According to him, Union Bank, First Bank and Keystone Bank branches were attacked by protesters on Monday.
He, however, said policemen have been deployed to the area to quell the situation.
“We are in Sagamu now. The place is seriously burning,” Oyeyemi said. “They attacked Union Bank and First Bank as well as Keystone Bank. We are there right now.”
Protesters in sagamu set banks On fire to protest cash scarcity
Union bank , keystone bank, first Bank in fire on Monday morning at sagamu, ogun Statepic.twitter.com/jDsaZsOzXH
— Yorùbáness (@Yorubaness) February 20, 2023