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First Bank Speaks About Closing All Its Branches In South East Due To Insecurity

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reassured customers that its branches in the south-east are open for business.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has debunked reports circulating the social media that its has closed all its branches in the South-East due to the rising insecurity in the region.

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The bank had on Monday announced its temporal closure due to the sit-at-home declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the region.

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However, reports emerged on the social media on Tuesday insinuating that the bank has decided to close all its 65 branches in the South-East due to insecurity in the region.

Reacting in a statement on its Twitter page on Wednesday, First Bank’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, said that its branches in the South-East and in other parts of the country are “fully open for business”.

“‘Public Announcement’, read, “This is to inform the public that our South-East branches are fully open for business. Please disregard any news making the rounds that is contrary to this. Thank you.”

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KanyiDaily had reported how economic and commercial activities were shut on Monday in the south-east as residents stayed indoors over the sit-at-home order to honour fallen Biafran soldiers.

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