Photos: One Shot Dead As Protests Over Fuel, Naira Scarcity Rock Abeokuta

The gatherings were largely peaceful until the arrival of police officers who killed a protester and injured several others.

Pockets of crowd gathered at different corners of the Sapon area on Tuesday, singing songs of displeasure as they besieged the Sapon branch of Access Bank and First Bank to obtain the scarce new notes.

“It was a protest although it did not start as one. When we gathered and the bank said they are not attending to anyone, people stood outside the premises and were complaining,” a witness who pleaded anonymity said.

Peoples Gazette has learned that the Access Bank building has now been set on fire by protesting youths in response to the police provocation.

When asked about what led to the violence that resulted in a police officer killing one of the protesters, Mr Oyeyemi said he had no information to give.

He added, “You are getting a wrong information” and directed The Gazette to speak with workers of the affected banks.

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The government appealed to stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to join hands with it to find solutions to the scarcity.

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