Protests Resume In Ibadan Against Petrol And Naira Notes Scarcity
The suspended protests against the naira notes scarcity and petrol crisis resumed on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The protests started from the gates of the University of Ibadan (UI) by youths and students who blocked the institution’s gates.
They mounted road blocks on major roads and caused traffic gridlock on the UI-Ojoo roads for hours.
The protesters, carrying placards, later moved to Sango, Mokola and Bodija, causing panic in the city, which was yet to recover from the last Friday and Saturday violent protests.
The heavy presence of troops and security operatives contained the protests from spreading to all parts of the city.
Earlier, security operatives and troops in 15 trucks descended on the protesters at the UI gate and dismantled the road blocks erected on roads.
The violent protests started last Friday, during which a bank was vandalized by the mob, who also attempted to enter the office of the state governor, after overwhelming security guards at the entrance gates.
Later on Saturday, troops killed one of the protesters at Apata and injured two others.