It was #EndSars protest all over again today as protest and rioting erupted in different states of the nation over the scarcity of the new naira notes.
Protest was recorded in Ibadan where commercial activities were brought to a halt because drivers refuse to take old notes as payment for transportation fare.
Protest was also reported in Sango, Ogun State, Olukun Edo State and Ondo State respectively. The protesters blocked roads and made a bonfire.
In Urdu Delta State, angry protesters burnt down an Access bank branch in the locality and some others.
In Benin, gunshots were fired by government security forces to disperse protesters who had gathered at the CBN located at ring road.
Porthacourt residents were not left out as they joined in the series of rioting in protests against the scarcity of new naira notes and deadline of the old notes.
Today afternoon, angry protesters barricaded the Rumuosi road in Ozuoba town, Port Harcourt, over new naira scarcity which affected the free flow of vehicular movements on that part of the road.
It was reported that despite the hike in fuel price, fuel attendants of some filling stations around Eleme, Eneka, Igwuruta and other parts of town refuse accepting old naira notes as form of payment for fuel. This only served but to increase the frustrations of residence as many were left stranded.
Bank customers were also seen at the CBN office at Azikiwe road waiting in their numbers to deposit their old cash in response to the CBN cash deposit program new directives. But they were disappointed too.
The website for online form filling was down due to the heavy traffic on the site.
JUST IN: Protest ongoing at Rumuosi – Ozuoba road, Ozuoba town, Portharcourt as a result of new naira notes scarcity. Report available indicates that Protesters barricaded the road which has affected the free flow of traffic in the area. pic.twitter.com/b7KIeXorE0
— Eons Intelligence (@eonsintelligenc) February 15, 2023