Running for Their Lives: Drama As Bank Staff Flee Through Back Fence While Customers Besiege Gate To Get Cash

Running for Their Lives: Drama As Bank Staff Flee Through Back Fence While Customers Besiege Gate To Get Cash

  • Staff of a new generation bank have been captured jumping the fence in efforts to flee some of their customers
  • This comes as millions of Nigerians are facing hardship in assessing their money following the CBN naira redesign policy
  • Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the video, with many lambasting the federal government

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Some bank officials have been captured in a trending video fleeing the workplace through the fence at the back as customers surrounded the banking premises in an effort to get money.

This comes as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) insisted on the February 10 deadline for the currency swap. As a result of the CBN policy, millions of Nigerians have been facing untold hardships.

Bank staff run for thier lives
Some bank staff can be seen fleeing through the back fence as customers besiege their gate. Photo credit: Leadership Newspaper
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In this video, the new generation bank staff were seen climbing the fence to escape from their customers. One of them was heard making calls, asking if the police had arrived.

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Meanwhile, the video has stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians on social media.

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What Nigerians are saying about it

Diamond Ejiofor

"The worst moment for innocent Nigerians since the end of Nigeria civil war. Shame to our leaders."

Chibuike Obed Nwaneri

"If APC retains power then there is something fundamentally wrong with us."

Olusegun Olufowobi

"The world is looking at us! The foreign government and international financial institutions are wondering how our government allowed this change of currency and it's policy to bring chaos to the economy, the people and the society at large. How will foreign investors be attracted? how will indigenes invest in his/her country?.
"Just a gradual change of currencies by deposit of old notes and massive release of new ones had caused serious unrest in the country. This is odd on the part of CBN and government."

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Alasela Kehinde

"I thought some people are supporting the policy saying they're targeting politicians, how many politicians have they seeing queue at the ATM or begging for new note? Masses will the one to suffer it. Emefiele should stop this evil policy or they push him out of the office."

Adegoke Baiyere

"How did we offend Buhari and APC to unleash this wickedness on us? These are innocent Nigerians."

Chukwuebuka Azodo

"The way people blame banks in this cash shortage is alarming. The question is, what do banks gain from hoarding money? Definitely nothing. You expect banks to load ATMs with money from where? See how the govt turned the masses against banks with their ill-thought videos of icpc abi efcc invading the vaults of the banks.
"They shifted their inability to supply enough cash to banks, making it look like banks intentionally chose not to load their ATMs. See, banks gain more when they load ATMs because of the withdrawal charges and no sensible bank will hoard cash, hoarding it increases their risks. I wish Nigerians understand this and shift their blames to appropriate quarters."

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Engr Richard Diala

"This country can never be good again. What a wicked life our leader's are putting us into."

Jessica Ibrahim

"This is disheartening as zenith bank always don't have cash at ATM and no network on mobile banking. What a Pity?
"Only the innocent masses are suffering for a poor policy, where did we get it wrong? How did we arrive here? May God help us in this country."

CBN Naira wahala: Angry 82-year-old man who could not withdraw reacts inside bank, video goes viral

Meanwhile, anger has trailed the video of an old man who could not access his hard-earned money from a commercial bank.

It appears the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN policy on limited cash withdrawals was applied to the man. He was quarrelling and lashing out at the bank staff who he accused of refusing to give him his hard-earned money.

According to him, at his age, the bank staff should pray to get old as he is. He said he is 82 years old and that he has been banking since 1974.


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