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CBN Gombe branch gut fire



A section of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Gombe branch building has gutted fire on Friday.

The raging fire has destroyed the office of the Branch Controller.

The fire started when staff were still in their offices, thereby making them to run for safety.

A number of staff members reportedly injured while trying to escape from their offices.

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CAPITAL POST learnt that some staff with injuries were rushed to the hospital for hospital treatment.

The inferno was limited to the office of the comptroller and didn’t extend to other offices with money not reportedly burnt.

“So far, no life was lost but due to the smoke, some were taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe for resuscitation. It majorly the office of the controller that was affected destroying documents but it didn’t extend to the vault,” the source stated.

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Meanwhile a tweet by the Central Bank of Nigeria has denied loss of lives adding that the incident was caused by electrical fault.

“Today, a minor fire incident was reported at our Gombe branch. The fire which started from an electrical fault and partially destroyed some furniture in the Branch Controller’s office, was promptly put out. There was no injury and no record or other asset of the Bank was affected,” said the tweet.

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