Monday, 12 December 2011

Ondo state banks in Nigeria in fear of robbery attack-Indiscriminate robbery attack in the southwestern region of Nigeria disrupt banking activities.

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The recent indiscriminate robbery activities reported in the southern region of Nigeria is alarming. This is causing lots of friction both between the bank staffs who are scared of attack and customers inability to enter some of the banks due to security threats and bank doors closed. However, it is been rumoured that the security operatives are also worried about the recent development without having a clue to the solution. This could possibly be as a result of various brutality reported in some parts of the country against the police forces during such raid.

As reported by one of the popular newspaper in Nigeria-Vanguard
 AKURE— BANKERS across Ondo State yesterday, join their colleagues in Ogun, Oyo and Ekiti states, in closing shop for the third day running to ward off possible armed robbery attack.
Investigation revealed that the banks in protest have agreed to shut their doors for a week in the first instance.
Customers who stormed the banks yesterday were disappointed to find the gates of the banks shut again.
No notice was given by the banks but customers flooded the Automatic Teller Machines, ATM, to meet their financial needs following the banks action.
Consequently, the state government summoned  the state police commissioner Sani Mogaji and the Chairman of Bank Managers Forum, Ondo State, Mr. Remi Faola to an emergency security meeting to resolve the matter.
Speaking after the meeting Faola appealed to the people not to regard the banks cautionary step as a punitive action, but as a measure against any unexpected negative occurrence.
Though the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko speaking through his Commissioner for Finance, Chief Yele Ogundipe gave a promise of hope, stressing that
“I want to assure you that the state government will invest massively in the strengthening of our internal security. When we unfold next year’s budget, we are going to acquire CCTVs and install it in our towns to monitor movements to know who is coming in and going out.
Also, we will install other devices which ordinary eyes cannot see to further secure lives and property”.
He also told the member of the public to be vigilant so as to find a lasting solution to the problem.


  1. God will help us in Nigeria, what is really happening, seems the Government can not even handle the security threat again? its very sad....nawa o. Jonathan please act fast

  2. Are you kidding me. what is the government of Nigeria doing to curb all dis criminal activities. where is the security system put in place to stop this menace. GOD HELP US