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New Naira Notes: Violent protest in Ilorin over cash scarcity, five arrested

In response to the difficulty experienced by locals as a result of the rejection of old naira notes by traders and commercial transporters, violent protests broke out on Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Oko-Olowo market axis was the origin of the demonstrations, which then expanded to the Ilorin metropolis’ Oloje, Alore, Omoda, Adangba, neighborhoods.

As tires were set on fire to obstruct traffic flow, drivers abandoned the roadways, leaving commuters stranded while the protests continued.

According to the report’s findings, problems began in the Oko-Olowo market, which is located outside of the state capital, as a result of disputes over the acceptance of old naira notes for transactions between vendors and transporters.

Five individuals are currently being held by the police in connection with the event, but the situation has been brought under control by the state police command, and normalcy has been restored.

The violence erupt further to Gambari, maraba, and university teaching hospital axis were students show displeasure over new naira policy.

The Kwara State Police Command responded, saying, “I woke up this morning to an illegal burning of used tires on certain key roads in the Ilorin Metropolitan Area, notwithstanding the Command’s prior warning against such unwholesome behavior by hoodlums in the wake of the Naira note swap.

According to a statement released by the command’s spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, on Wednesday in Ilorin, CP Paul Odama, the commissioner of police for the Kwara State Police Command, has directed rigorous motorized and foot patrols of the metro.

As anyone apprehended while committing any crime, whether as a result of the fuel or Naira issues, would be forced to face the repercussions of such activities alone, he recommended parents and guardians to caution their children or wards to avoid being used as cannon-fodder by irate political activists.

“Once more, I urge the good people of Kwara State to carry on with their lawful everyday activities. The statement said, “Adequate security preparations have been put in place throughout Kwara State to safeguard the safety and security of law-abiding citizens and residents.

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