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JUST IN: Protest erupts in Ibadan over economic hardship

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Residents of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo plight, took to the streets on Monday to protest the soaring food prices and the plight of the economy.

It was observed that protestors congregated around the Mokola region in the state carrying banners with various inscriptions such as ‘End food rise and inflation,’ ‘The poor are starving,’ and ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises,’ among others.

Despite the peaceful disposition of the rally, armed policemen were present at the protest scene.

The presence of law enforcement operatives comes in the wake of a warning earlier issued by the State Police Command on Sunday, emphasising a zero-tolerance approach towards any breach of peace during protests in the state.

Meanwhile, the protest in Oyo State follows similar ones in Kano State, Niger State, and other parts of the country, all expressing dissatisfaction with the economic hardship linked to the removal of petrol subsidy, food inflation, and the high cost of living.

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