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 Naira Scarcity: Govt deploys heavily armed security to protect CBN Office in Abeokuta against protesters

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There is a heavy presence of armed security personnel at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Abeokuta Branch.

Policemen in the early hours of Monday, deployed operatives to the Apex bank branch at Okelewo, Abeokuta to avert possible attacks by criminal elements, who may hijack a planned protest against naira scarcity in the state.

It was gathered that there was an intelligence report that some individuals might attack the bank over their inability to access the newly redesigned naira notes.

Meanwhile a viral video of some students, who were at one of the ATM Machine depot’s, had hinted about a planned peaceful protest today across the state, as a way of expressing displeasure over the inconveniences brought by the scarcity of naira, in the state.

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To prevent any breakdown of the law, armed policemen were positioned at strategic locations across the state capital.

Also, some commercial banks in Abeokuta restricted access to their premises over the fear of being attacked by angry customers.

In most banks, customers are only allowed to use Automated Teller Machines (ATM) instead of going into the banking halls.

It was reported that an attack was recorded in parts of the country last week.

Meanwhile, customers are still in queues waiting to withdraw money from ATMs.

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