Bankers in Delta State took turns to scale the bank fence to flee attacks after customers showed readiness to violently protest naira scarcity and failure to facilitate over-the-counter and electronic cash withdrawals.
In the video, staff of the yet-to-be-identified bank were seen at the back of the building jumping over the office fence to escape an ire mob trying to get into the premises.
It was gathered that the affected bank is located in Delta State.
Watch Viral Video Of Bank Staffs Jumping The Fence To Avoid Attack In Delta
The members of staff hurdled close to a ladder that was placed against the wall.
The men and women were seen climbing the ladder one by one as they jumped the fence in their corporate outfits.
One of the bankers, believed to be a senior colleague, could be seen on the phone making inquiries about the location of security personnel they called to protect them from the mob attack.
The bankers, who were making frantic efforts to flee with their belongings, are seen collaborating as they took turns using a ladder to climb up the fence and descend into a nearby bush.
Some of them were heard expressing fears that they might be caught up, as women among them were assisted to escape first.
A male voice was heard assuring the worried others that the ‘Delta Patrol Team is on their way” and that the mob would not be able to enter the bank before the team would arrive.
Some knocking sounds, ostensibly from the angry customers trying to break in, could also be heard from the background as the bank staff continued with their desperate escape.
Recall that tension has been building up across the country as banks grapple with challenges linked to Naira scarcity, even as the CBN February 10 revised deadline for old notes draws closer.
Also, since the beginning of the CBN’s naira reissue policy in November 2022, the apex bank, the Deposit money banks (DMBs), and politicians have been trading blames.
While the CBN accuses banks of sabotaging its naira redesign efforts, the DMBs insist they do not have enough supply to cater to customer demands.
Politicians on the other hand alleged that the policy which tends to squeeze cash and curb inflationary trends, would not augur well for their campaigns as the banking regulator insist the policy would tackle vote buying in the 2023 general elections.
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BY IYABO AINA
Publisher News Rain Nigeria