As a form of protest against the ongoing shortage of Naira notes that has forced numerous businesses throughout the nation to close, angry youths in Warri town, Delta State, on Wednesday set fire to one of the Access Bank facilities.
Videos that went viral showed the protesting, incensed youngsters blocking traffic and vandalizing expensive properties near the Udu Road Axis.
This had also been captured in a video showing protesters throwing stones and destroying some properties within the bank’s premises.
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The Central Bank of Nigeria had fixed February 10 as the new deadline for the exchange of old naira notes for newly redesigned one, having initially fixed January 31 as the deadline.
Many Nigerians are currently unable to obtain the new N200, N500, and N1,000 notes, resulting in scarcity and attendant suffering in the country. This led the youths and some residents of the state to stage the protest.
It was also gathered that one of the protesters sustained gunshot injury during the protest.