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Naira scarcity: Zenith Bank shuts down operation in branches


Naira scarcity: Zenith Bank shuts down operation in branches

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Zenith Bank has closed some of its branches in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and some states of the country due to alleged attacks on its staff and network.

NAN correspondent who monitored some of the bank’s branches in the FCT, and environs and other states on Tuesday, reports that they were under locks. At Zenith Bank Check-Point branch along Nyanya-Mararaba Road, both the gate and the ATM Gallery of the bank were locked and no customers were seen in the vicinity.

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An official of the bank who preferred anonymity said that some of the bank’s branches were also closed due to lack of the new naira notes.

The official said that many of their branches across the country were attacked by customers who were unable to withdraw the new notes from their accounts.

NAN reports that some video clips on social media showed how the staff of the bank escaped from the attacked branches by scaling fences to escape mob attacks from customers.

Meanwhile, some customers of the bank have taken to social media to lament their ordeal.