#EndSARS: Monarch convenes security meeting as banks close in Iseyin

The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniy Salaudeen , has invited residents of his community to an urgent meeting on the way forward following the closure of banks in the town due to the absence of policemen to protect the financial institutions there .
Recall that police stations in Iseyin were looted and burnt down during the # EndSARS protest in October , with hoodlums carting away police arms and ammunition.
Due to this , it was gathered that the policemen are yet to resume work in the town because their patrol vans were burnt and there is no place for them to use as a station .
A resident of the town , who identified himself as Sodiq , told our correspondent that Operation Burst had been protecting the banks since the violence that trailed the October # EndSARS protest .
Sodiq said men of Operation Burst , however , withdrew from protecting the banks since Monday, saying that was not part of their mandate.
He said this made the banks to close down awaiting when there would be adequate security for them to resume work .
He said, “I cannot blame the banks’ officials because armed robbers are aware that the police have not resumed and Operation Burst has withdrawn its men from the banks. They are vulnerable to attacks and closing down their operations is the best decision to save their own lives especially at this end of the year period . ”
The Aseyin of Iseyin, when contacted by our correspondent confirmed the development . He said residents had been traveling to Ibadan and other towns for banking transactions since the banks in the town closed

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