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Hardship: Protest erupts in Oyo over high cost of living

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Hardship: Protest erupts in Oyo over high cost of living



A protest erupted in Oyo State, South-West Nigeria, on Monday in response to the prevailing economic challenges in Nigeria.

The demonstration, staged in the Mokola area of Ibadan, the state capital, saw a gathering of youths carrying placards to voice their concerns over the high cost of living, food inflation, and the current economic hardship in the country.

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The protesters, armed with placards bearing inscriptions such as ‘End food hike and inflation,’ ‘The poor is starving,’ and ‘No more Emilokan, No more Awa lokan,’ and ‘Police, please do not intimidate us’ and ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises,’ expressed their dissatisfaction with the economic conditions.

Hardship: Protest erupts in Oyo over high cost of living

Image: Juliet Buna

Hardship: Protest erupts in Oyo over high cost of living

Image: Juliet Buna

Despite the peaceful nature of the rally, security operatives, including the Nigerian police force and NSCDC, were present to ensure law and order during the demonstration.

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The protest in Oyo follows similar demonstrations in Kano, Minna, and other locations across the country, all sparked by the economic challenges resulting from the removal of petrol subsidy, food inflation, and the high cost of living.

The Oyo State Police Command had previously cautioned against violence during the protest.

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