There is palpable apprehension in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, as irate youths staged violent protests in many parts of the state capital.
The protest reportedly started at Asero, Abeokuta, on Tuesday, by some customers of a new generation bank over their inability to get new naira notes from the bank.
The protesters who made bonfires on the roads blocked the major road leading to Ibadan during the protest.
It was learnt that Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, hurriedly raced to the scene to calm the situation which forced the bank officials to suspend their service.
The protest, it was gathered later spread as another set of irate youths went to Sapon, Lafenwa, Adatan, Gbonagun, Obantoko among others.
A bank in Sapon abruptly ended its service to avoid being attacked while banks at Oke Ilewo and Panseke also closed their offices before the angry youths descend on them.
Some banks’ staff at Oke Ilewo and Panseke were seen rushing out of the premises.
The protesters later moved to Oke Ilewo and destroyed all political campaign materials in sight. They also blocked major roads, halting the free flow of traffic within the city.
Also, some protesters stormed a branch of a bank at Lafenwa and destroyed the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
Following the protests, schools and business owners owners hurriedly closed for the day.
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