NEW NAIRA CRISIS: VIOLENCE SPREADS IN STATES, THREE KILLED, BANKS BURNT

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The growing anger over the cash crisis resulting from the Central Bank of Nigeria currency redesign policy boiled over on Wednesday as protesting customers torched banks and destroyed Automated Teller Machines in Edo and Delta states.

The violence, which paralysed social and economic activities in the two states, also claimed three lives while many others were injured during the riot.

The protests equally spread to Oyo, Ondo, Benue and Kwara states as residents vented their anger over the scarcity of cash which had made life unbearable for many Nigerians.

Trouble started in Benin, the Edo State capital after the bank customers besieged the state branch of the CBN at 9, Akpapakva Road to lodge their old naira notes around 8 am.

Findings indicated that the people were calm as they waited at the gate for the officials to attend to them.

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