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Government Blames Hoodlums For Naira Scarcity Protest In Oyo State

The Oyo State Government said it has put down an attempt to breach public peace in the name of protest by some hoodlums.

Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Fatai Owoseni, made this known in an interview on Channels Television monitored by JUNGLETALKER on Monday.

Recall that JUNGLETALKER had reported that scores of students staged protests in Oyo State over naira and fuel scarcity.

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To preempt further escalation, security operatives were deployed to the office of the Central Bank of Nigeria in the state.

Reacting to the development, Owoseni said the government had controlled the situation.

“Within an hour, while containing the situation, the hoodlums were chased away by security operatives.

“Yes, there was a Wema bank situation, I wouldn’t have known if there was a provocation. [But] in some parts of Ibadan, they didn’t know the protest was happening. It was controlled within a short time,” he said.

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