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Nigerian police to treat protesters who attack banks, ATMs as robbers

Nigerian police to treat protesters who attack banks, ATMs as robbers

NIGERIAN police said some citizens frustrated by cash shortages in the country were attacking banks and vandalising cash-dispensing machines and warned that they would be treated as armed robbers. The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) said its members would stay away from work in states where bank branches were being attacked "until normalcy is restored." Ahead of next week's election to choose new lawmakers and a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, frustration is rising in Africa's most populous nation over a central bank plan to swap old naira banknotes for new ones. The move…
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Protesters who attack banks, ATMs are robbers – Nigerian police

Protesters who attack banks, ATMs are robbers – Nigerian police

NIGERIAN police said some citizens frustrated by cash shortages in the country were attacking banks and vandalising cash-dispensing machines and warned that they would be treated as armed robbers. The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) said its members would stay away from work in states where bank branches were being attacked "until normalcy is restored." Ahead of next week's election to choose new lawmakers and a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, frustration is rising in Africa's most populous nation over a central bank plan to swap old naira banknotes for new ones. The move…
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Robbers pull off multimillion-dollar copper heist in Chilean port

Robbers pull off multimillion-dollar copper heist in Chilean port

CHILEAN authorities said they were investigating a violent heist in Chile's main seaport where thieves stole several shipping containers filled with copper belonging to state-owned giant Codelco. Juan Carlos Catalan, the local prosecutor, said in a statement that ten armed men entered the San Antonio port early on Tuesday morning, attacked workers and stole 13 containers, 12 of which had copper. "There was one guard and four workers that (the assailants)tied up and beat and left locked up," Catalan said, adding that workers alerted authorities after they freed themselves. Catalan said authorities are investigating and reviewing security footage but have…
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