Not less than three people were tragically killed today in Ibadan, Oyo State, as residents took to the streets to demonstrate against the scarcity of fuel and the lack of new Naira notes in circulation.
I saw three lifeless bodies on the floor in the Apata area, eyewitnesses told Matter Arising
It was reported that police fired at protesters near the Apata Market, resulting in the deaths of the protesters and others being injured. In response to the situation, security forces including Operation Burst and other security agents have arrived at the scene to restore order.
The protests in Ibadan reflect the wider frustration and anger felt by many Nigerians due to the ongoing fuel shortage and lack of access to new Naira notes. The situation highlights the pressing need for the government to address these pressing issues and work towards finding solutions for the benefit of all citizens.
It is imperative that the authorities take immediate steps to investigate the events of today and bring those responsible for the it to justice.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families of those who have lost their lives and we stand in solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy.