Operatives of the Nigerian Army have reportedly dispersed youths protesting the fuel and naira notes scarcity in the city of Ibadan, Oyo state.
DAILY GIST gathered that one person was killed in the shootout that happened on Saturday.
The development has reportedly caused tension in the city as residents scamper for safety.
The protests in Ibadan started yesterday, Friday 3rd of February as residents trooped out to lament the current hardship in the country.
“We saw soldiers’ vehicles pass through Brent, and all we heard were gunshots.
Everyone ran for their lives; some lay on the floor to prevent stray bullets,” the eyewitness was quoted to have said.”an eyewitnesses said on Saturday.
The eyewitness added that there was also a female casualty in the shootout who is currently receiving treatment at the Lafia Hospital in the NNPC area.
The state command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso could not be immediately reached for comment on the incident.