Naira Scarcity: Bank Staff Scale Fence to Flee as Customers Get Desperate Over Cash in Video, Nigerians React
- Nigerians have gotten so desperate for cash that bank staff are now afraid for their lives
- In the latest development, a video shows staff of a commercial bank jumping a fence at the back of the premises as customers began to agitate for cash
- Nigerians have reacted to the video, while the CBN has insisted that the deadline will not be extended
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Nigerians are getting desperate and are violently attacking banks in an effort to get cash.
Frustrated customers have begun to attack counters and cubicles of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), a development that led some banks to beef up security on their premises.
However, in a viral video on social media, employees of a certain bank chose to take their safety into their hands.
After a crowd besieged a bank branch and it seemed like they were going to attack the bank, the staff decided to escape using the back fence.
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In the video, the female members of staff were permitted to leave first using a ladder and the assistance of male personnel.
Watch the video below:
Banker speaks on security concerns
Meanwhile, a female banker who chose to remain anonymous told Legit.ng that she would not return to work for security concerns.
"I am genuinely terrified for my life, every day you see the gaze of the clients blazing with rage and you are anxious about what is the next move.
"I am not sure I will be going back to work anytime soon, I don't mind losing my job my life comes first. "I was never taught self-defense."
Nigerians have reacted to the video of bankers leaving their office from the back fence.
"This is so embarrassing."
@CMBmor also said:
"The problem is their managers given the cash in millions to politicians to hide for election buying and the poor are suffering to get back there own money."
@Onwesimon8 reacted also:
"It's only in Nigeria that you can see something like this"
Man slumps and dies in the bank after standing for long hours
In another report, Legit.ng revealed a man had reportedly lost his life after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Delta state.
The middle-age-man who lives in was said to have visited the bank to get his ATM for him to make a withdrawal, the Nigerian police confirms.
In the last few weeks, Nigerians have waited long hours in banking halls and ATMs to make withdrawals.