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PHOTOs: Protest in Ibadan over economic hardship, high cost of living



Protest broke out in Ibadan, Oyo State, South-West Nigeria, on Monday, over the high cost of living, food inflation, and the current economic hardship in the country.

The protest which was staged in the Mokola area of Ibadan, the state capital, featured placard-carrying youths in their droves chanting songs to drive home their points.

Some of the placards have inscriptions such as ‘End food hike and inflation’, ‘The poor is starving’, ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises’, amongst others.

Armed policemen were seen at the protest scene even as demonstrators held the peaceful rally against the economic hardship in the land occasioned by the removal of petrol subsidy and the unification of the foreign exchange windows.

The police had on Sunday warned that no breach of peace would be allowed during any protest in the state.

The protest in Oyo followed others in Kano, Minna, amongst others, over economic hardship occasioned by petrol subsidy removal, food inflation, and high cost of living.

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