Zenith Bank has closed some of its branches in Abuja and some states due to attacks on its staff and facilities.
Angry customers have been on rampage for some days due to the scarcity of the naira.
NAN correspondents, who monitored some of Zenith Bank branches in the FCT, and environs and other states on Tuesday, reported that they were under lock.
At Zenith Bank Check-Point branch along Nyanya Mararaba road, both the gate and the ATM Gallery of the bank were locked and no customers were seen in the vicinity.
An official of the bank, who preferred anonymity, said that some of the bank’s branches were also closed due to lack 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.
Some video clips on social media showed how the staff of the bank escaped from the attacked branches by scaling fences to escape mob attacks from customers.
NAN also gathered that some branches of Zenith Bank in Enugu were open but the staff were not dressed in any of the bank’s outfits to avoid easy identification.
Meanwhile, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) had called for calm and understanding among bank customers.
A statement by Akin Morakinyo, the Registrar/Chief Executive, CIBN, said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and operators (the banks) were working assiduously to bring the situation under control.
He called on bankers to carry on their duties with utmost professionalism and diligence