- Gombe state branch of Central Bank of Nigeria has been gutted by fire, according to reports
- A source who witnessed the scene said the fire started around 10am on Friday
- The incident came on the heel of recurring fire disaster recently hitting government buildings and markets
There is tension in Gombe as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office situated in the state has been reportedly gutted by fire.
According to Sahara Reporters, the fire outbreak started around 10am on Friday, July 3, throwing workers and people in the area in palpable panic.
Although this publication cannot authoritatively confirm the incident, a source who witnessed the disturbing scene said efforts are ongoing to bring the fire under control.
The incident, which occurred barely three months after the apex bank's Plateau branch was hit by fire, came on the heels of recurring fire disaster on Nigeria's major places including markets and government buildings.
Legit.ng recalls that on April 15, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, was hit by fire.
The last floor of the seven-story building was engulfed in flames destroying valuables and other items on the premises.
The efforts of firefighters who arrived at the building were all needed to stop the fire.
Similarly, on April 17, a section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complex in Abuja was hit by fire.
The director of publicity and voter education of the INEC, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, in related news, Legit.ng reported that the famous Oba Market in Benin was razed by a fire outbreak which started in the early hours of Monday, June 22 (precisely by 12.05am) till 6am.
Although the flames have been quenched by men of the state's fire service, a lot of properties and a large section of the commercial hub were destroyed leading to pain and despair of shop owners.
The tragic development was confirmed by the assistant controller of the federal fire service in Asaba, Delta state, Samson Karibo.
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