The Central Bank of Nigeria has confirmed what it described as a minor fire outbreak at its branch in Makurdi, Benue State on Thursday.
The confirmation was contained in a statement on Thursday by its Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi.
The statement said: “A minor fire occurred at our Makurdi Branch at about 7.00 a.m. today, Thursday, April 21, 2022, 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.
“Reports indicate 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.”