BREAKING: Protesters Raze Banks, Fuel Station For Rejecting Old Naira Notes in Delta

Some angry protesters on Wednesday set ablaze two banks in the Orovwohworun area of Udu, Delta State.

The affected banks include the First Bank of Nigeria and an Access Bank in the area.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered that the protesters included both tricycle and motorcycle riders.

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The riot, according to an eyewitness, was caused by the commercial banks’ refusal to accept the old 200, 500, and 1000 naira notes.

Also, a fuel station in the area was torched for rejecting the old notes from residents.

Videos monitored by our correspondent show the protesters blocking a section of the road before setting fire to the Automated Teller Machines in the banks.

A resident told our correspondent that “the banks refuse to collect old naira notes from the transporters and it caused a fight back from them.”

However, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe did not respond to calls put through to his phone as of press time.

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