Earlier in the day, videos from some states in the southern part of the country trended across social media platforms, showing angry youths protesting over the hardship occasioned by the scarcity of the new Naira notes and refusal of people to transact with the old Naira notes.
Following the violent protests in these states, several valuable properties were destroyed and set ablaze, including banks, ATM machines, vehicles, etc. And now, the Delta State Police Command has successfully arrested some of those involved in the violent protest in the state. The Public Relation Officer of Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe announced this development via his official Twitter handle.
“In Udu LGA of Delta State, some unguided youths/miscreants in the name of protest have set two banks and two vehicles ablaze. We have arrested nine suspects so far…” part of his tweet reads.
Meanwhile, several persons have continued to condemn the manner in which some of these angry youths went about destroying valuable properties in the name of protest. In as much as everyone is aware of the increasing hardship in the country as a result of the new Naira policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, violence can never be the best option or solution to this problem.