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Election fever grips banks

2015-03-27 12:04

Lagos - Banks across the country are also affected by the fever of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria.

Most banks have resolved to close earlier than usual on Friday, as fears continue to mount over security.

A text message received by News24 Nigeria reporter, from First Bank and Fidelity Bank stated that they will close early on Friday with no specific reason given.

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“Dear customer, our branches will close by 1pm on Friday March 27, 2015,” the message reads from First Bank, also directing customer to use the ATM and other mobile means.

Security fears have been a reason to worry, as hoodlums and armed robbers have taken advantage of the tense election atmosphere.

Two weeks ago, FCMB was robbed in Lekki area of Lagos, leaving three people dead.

Just on Thursday, seven people were reported dead as armed men stormed some banks in Owo, Ondo state and looted money and valuable items.

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