Banks, ATM Points Shut In Ogun After Protest


Commercial banks in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital shut down on Wednesday following the wild protests that hit the city 24 hours ago.

Checks by The Nation at Lalubu street, the Abeokuta Central Business District(CBD), Sapon, Panseke and Ibara areas of the state capital, showed that all the banks were under lock and key while their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) were also not functioning.



Many of the ATMs were attacked and vandalised by the protesters on Tuesday, forcing some bank staffers to flee through the back exit for safety.

Armed security operatives were also sighted manning the banks, especially First Bank’s branches to secure them as the fiercest attacked by youths protesting the cash and fuel scarcity in the city.


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