Fire gutted the Makurdi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the early hours of Thursday in Benue State.
The CBN branch covers North Central States.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire started at the back of the bank which is located in the Old GRA area, Makurdi but immediately became worse. The fire, however, drew the attention of some workers who immediately raised the alarm.
“It was around 7:00 am this morning that we noticed the fire at the premises of the bank,” Stanley, an eyewitness said.
The fire incident was confirmed by the Director of Benue State Fire Service, Donald Ikyaaza who said he received a 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.”