First Bank on Saturday denied that it has banned its staff from joining #EndSARS protests holding across the country.
The bank issued the disclaimer via its Twitter handle after international hacktivists, Anonymous took their website down and accused them of deducting money from the accounts of customers participating in the protests.
Anonymous tweeted: “Now #ENDSARSOPPRESSION Official website of First Banks Nigeria has been taken #Offline. You remove money from users because they support #EndSARS.
“We #Anonymous have taken-down your website in support of #EndSARS. You will pay for your actions. you should have expected us. Enjoy your server taken down. no money is gone.”
Reacting, First Bank tweeted, “We wish to state very clearly that First Bank has not banned any staff from joining the protests and will never do so.
“We have continued to lend our voice to end all forms of brutality including Police, Rape and domestic violence.
“Our position remains that deep-rooted Reforms are a fundamental solution we must embrace.”