At least one person has been reported dead, and another injured during a sporadic shoot-out by Nigerian Soldiers in Apata, Ibadan, Oyo State.
It is reported that the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, 4th February 2023.
An eyewitness who spoke to Oyo Affairs said the protest was peaceful at first until some hoodlums joined and wanted to use it as an opportunity to loot, but the security operatives, which comprised of Operation burst, and police started shooting. “Everyone ran for their lives; some were on the floor to prevent stray bullets. The eyewitness also revealed that a stray bullet hit a young man identified as Samuel, a commercial motorcyclist, who allegedly died instantly.
Another female casualty is presently receiving treatment at Lafia Hospital in the NNPC area.
It would be recalled that there were pockets of protests on some parts of Ibadan Friday owing to the unavailability of new naira notes that have led to national outcry.