By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
There is serious tension in Warri, Delta State as protest rocks the town. Some banks abruptly shutdown operations due to the protest.
The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank located near Main Market, Warri as they burnt tyres along the ever busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.
The protesters who were mainly market women, youth and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over hardship on the scarcity of the new Naira notes as well as the hike in petrol.
Some of the roads barricaded include, the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway matched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba to register their grievances.
The peaceful protesters said they’re find it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.
The protesters bore placards and leaves as they chanted “our fish dey spoil o”, our foods dey rotten”.
They said they’re unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria,CBN and scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.
The protesters demanded that the banks should release their monies to enable them do their businesses.
Security operatives promptly addressed the angry protesters who insisted that the banks pay them their money.