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POLICE have disclosed that not less than 10 banks were destroyed and looted during the violent protested that rocked Shagamu community area of Ogun State during the week as a result of Naira scarcity.
This, according to the police, is in addition to the Council Secretariat and the station of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) torched in the attacks.
Newsmen report that the riot attributed to the naira scarcity had begun in front of the Palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, with some youths barricading roads and setting bonfire.
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It later escalated to other parts of the metropolis as riotous youths burnt down banks, invaded council secretariat and carted away with mace.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, described the attack as criminal, senseless, evil, and barbaric.
Adejobi who tweeted via twitter handle said “Almost 10 banks were destroyed, IEDC station burnt, many places torched, why? It’s quite unfortunate that those who orchestrated the act won’t feel the heat, like the innocent, because the perpetrators have nothing.
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