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Customers besiege banks in kaduna

26 June 2012, 16:18

Kaduna - Some customers on Wednesday trooped to various banks in Zaria, Kaduna State, to withdraw money following the relaxation of the 24-hour curfew imposed by the government.

The state has been under 24-hour curfew imposed since Tuesday, June 19, due to the spate of attacks on worshiping centres.

A cross section of bank customers said they had ran out of cash, while others complained of lack of food.

Bala Tijjani, who was on queue to use an ATM, commended the government for relaxing the curfew, saying it was a thing of joy.

"We have been at home days and nights like women. Apart from that, all our pockets are dry.

"I have been in this queue for almost 30 minutes now, people are many, but I have no option than to wait and get the money because it is very necessary,’’ Tijjani said.

Another customer, Mr Mike Okey, said that money was a basic necessity to keep life going and for meaningful survival.

“Without money, nothing moves perfectly. However, I can testify that peace is by far greater than money,’’ he said.

Abdullahi Umar, a resident, appealed to other residents to embrace one another to promote peaceful co-existence and rapid growth of the society.

 He said his house had been without food for some days, adding that he did not have enough money to buy food items which had become too expensive.

Zaria and its environs have remained calm as there was no report of breech of the peace from any quarter.


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