Update: How Fire Guts CBN Office

A fire has reportedly gutted a building at the Makurdi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benue State.

It was learnt that a portion of the bank went in flames in the early hours of Thursday.

According to eyewitnesses, they noticed the fire at the back of the bank which is located in the Old GRA area, Makurdi , Benue State capital.

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“It was around 7:00 am this morning that we noticed the fire at the premises of the bank,” Stanley said.

It was further gathered that the fire started from the fuel dome of the bank but immediately became fierce and drew the attention of some workers who immediately raised the alarm.

When contacted, the Director of Benue State Fire Service, Donald Ikyaaza, confirmed the report and said that he received a distress call about the fire incident and promptly deployed his men to the scene.

Ikyaaza said, “It was actually a huge fire which started at the company’s fuel dome but my men rushed to the scene and put out the fire before it could spread to other parts of the bank. Everywhere is calm now.”

As at the time newsmen visited the area around 10:45 am, security men had barricaded the area.

They equally drove people away.

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