The Central Bank of Nigeria says a minor fire occurred at its Makurdi Branch in Borno State on Thursday.
A statement by Osita Nwanibosi, the bank’s director of Corporate Affairs indicated that the fire started at about 7.00 a.m Thursday, and was swiftly checked moments after it was detected.
“The prompt response of the Bank’s security and facility management units as well as support from the Benue State Fire Service helped to fight the fire and prevented any damage the fire might have caused to the main office building,” the statement read.
It was learnt that the fire started from the fuel dump behind the branch building sending smoke into the atmosphere. “Fortunately, there were no fatalities and the affected site has since been cordoned off for further investigation. Normal work has also continued at the branch.”
“We hereby assure the general public that the minor fire that occurred has been effectively put out and no damage was done to the Makurdi branch of the Bank,” it said.