Irate youths in Warri, Delta State, on Wednesday, set ablaze two commercial banks in protest against the continued scarcity of the new naira notes coupled with their rejection of the old notes.
The affected banks located in Orovwohworun area of Udu, Delta State included branches of First Bank of Nigeria and Access Bank.
One of the protesters who would not disclose his identity said, “We are hungry and we are in a cash dilemma. No new naira notes and they are rejecting the old ones. People cannot eat, do business, we are hungry and people are dying and they are still saying politics”.
Also, a fuel station in the area was torched for rejecting the old notes from residents.
Credit: Dele Ogunyemi