Naira protest: Police arrest suspected hoodlums for allegedly stockpiling arms in Oyo
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 10, 2023
The Police Command in Oyo State says it has arrested some suspected hoodlums for allegedly stockpiling and smuggling arms into the state to cause violence, under the guise of peaceful protest over naira notes and fuel scarcity.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, made this known during a security summit, organised by the command today in Ibadan to douse the tension created by the scarcity of fuel and new naira notes.
It was gathered that the summit was attended by heads of sister security agencies, officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN), Association of POS Operators, market leaders, traditional rulers and religious leaders.
Williams said that the command had uncovered plans by some groups to launch vicious attacks in some parts of the Ibadan metropolis, adding that some of them had confessed to smuggling arms into the state.