Zenith Bank shuts branches over attacks, new note scarcity
Zenith Bank on Tuesday shut some of its branches in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and other states across the country due to alleged attacks on its staff, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN, which monitored developments across the FCT and environs on Tuesday, reports that the bank’s branches were under lock and key.
At Zenith Bank Check-Point branch, along Nyanya Mararaba road, the entry gates into the banking halls and the ATM Gallery were locked against customers.
An official of the bank who preferred anonymity said that some of the bank’s branches were also shut down due to poor network and scarcity 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 staff of the bank jumped through fences to escape mob attacks from customers.