Protests have broken out in parts of southern Nigeria as anger mounts over the scarcity of cash following the central bank’s controversial decision to scrap old banknotes and to replace them with new ones that are not widely available.
Two people are feared dead after the security forces foiled an attack on the local offices of the central bank, the newspaper reports.
It has posted a video of the protests on Twitter.
Protests have also taken place in Ibadan city and Benin , where major roads were blockaded with burning tyres and banks, shops and other businesses were shut.
Local journalist Remi Feyisipo told AFP news agency that protesters were angry because traders, petrol stations and transporters were rejecting the old notes for transactions.
The Vanguard reports that anger also boiled over in Delta State’s Udu local government area, where police fired shots into the air to disperse protesters.
Protest in Benin over non availability of new naira notes and people not collecting old naira notes pic.twitter.com/OFqQ5TPzqd
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) February 15, 2023
Thanks for reading from TodayGhanaMedia.com as a news publishing website from Ghana.
Are You Suffering From Weak Erection, Low Libido, Premature Ejaculation Or Infections? – Get M-Plus No
Maccun Plus (MPlus) is for men and women as a natural aphrodisiac with no side effects
Just contact the number below for M PLUS HONEY.
Send your news stories to firstname.lastname@example.org