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Cash scarcity: Fights break out in parts of Lagos


Pandemonium erupted on Friday morning in some areas on the Lagos-Ikorodu expressway in Lagos State over the scarcity of the new naira notes and the hardship the policy has thrown Nigerians.

It was gathered that suspected Area boys in Mile 12, Ketu and Ojota areas on the expressway, took to the road attacking commuters and creating chaos.

A driver attached to one of the cab-hailing firms operating in the state who pleaded anonymity over fears of harassment, said he had to turn into one of the streets due to the chaos.

Residents in the area when spoken to by our correspondent said they woke up to the sounds of gunshots.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the unrest happening in the Mile 12 area of Lagos State.

He made this known via his Twitter handle on Friday.

Responding to a tweet asking the PPRO to confirm the rumour, Hundeyin replied, “ It is true. Our men are there. Reinforcement units have been deployed. Stay safe out there as we closely monitor and manage the situation.”



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