Heavy explosion rocks CBN office in Calabar

An explosion has been reported in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Calabar, Cross River state capital.

The blast, according to The Cable, occurred today, March 11, 2016, at about 1pm.

An unidentified eyewitness who spoke to the online news platform described the explosion as “deafening.”

The source said, “I was part of a group of people that was about to make cash withdrawal at CBN building in Calabar this afternoon.

“Suddenly, there was an explosion within the CBN premises that caused heavy casualties. Ambulances were used to convey people to various hospitals

“I was lucky to have escaped, and even luckier to discover that everyone in my group was safe and in good conditions of health. CBN immediately began to evacuate staff, just as corporate organisation in the area did.”

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