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Fire Guts Section Of CBN Office In Makurdi

Channels Television  
Updated April 21, 2022
A section of the CBN office in Makurdi, Benue State, was engulfed by fire on April 21, 2022.
A section of the CBN office in Makurdi, Benue State, was engulfed by fire on April 21, 2022.

 

Parts of a Central Bank of Nigeria office in Makurdi was engulfed in fire on Thursday morning.

The fire incident reportedly started around 7am but was quickly put off by men of the Federal Fire Service.

Although the bank is yet to acknowledge the incident, sources say the fire started from the building’s power section.

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“The fire started from the power house and the the security quickly called the fire fighters who came and put it off, it does not escalate to the main building,” the source said.

Bank staff were seen hanging around in shock discussing the incident at the time of filling this report.

Police react

Confirming the incident, the Benue State Police Command said it had deployed personnel to the bank to prevent any form of looting.

The spokesperson of the command, Sewuese Anene said although the source of the fire incident was not disclosed, the primary responsibility of the police, was to secure the bank against any form of breach.

The CBN office is located at the Government Reserved Area of the state adjacent to the Benue State Government House.