Fire Guts Unity Bank Head Office


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There has been a fire incident at the Head Office of Unity Bank Plc on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday morning.

Videos posted on social media by witnesses showed parts of the building on fire with the flames spreading to at least three floors.

The fire which started early in the morning has been brought under control by officials of the fire service, the bank said in a statement on Twitter.

According to the bank, there was no casualty or loss of lives in the fire and observations as of 8:48 am showed that it did not affect the banking hall or “other strategic business areas”.

The cause of the fire has yet to be identified.

We regret to inform the public that there was a fire incident on one of the floors of our Head Office building early this morning.

The cause of the fire incident is yet to be ascertained but the fire service has intervened and has brought the situation under control.

— Unity Bank Plc (@UnityBankPlc) September 23, 2019

Just In: @UnityBankPlc head office on fire

— The Bell Times (@belltimesng) September 23, 2019

@sunriseCTV, @UnityBankPlc HQ is on fire…

— Ifeanyi Eke (@ifynize) September 23, 2019

Several people have expressed solidarity and support for the bank, which is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and has more than 200 branches across the 36 states of the country and the FCT.

@UnityBankPlc Really Sorry You Had To Go Through This On A Monday Morning. Hope You Recovery What Was Lost In The Fire

— ©TheWeirdOne (@ThouArtGhost) September 23, 2019

The bank on its part thanked the agencies and volunteers that helped battle the fire.

We are grateful to all the Agencies and volunteers that supported in bringing the incident under control.

Further developments regarding the incident will be communicated as it unfolds.

— Unity Bank Plc (@UnityBankPlc) September 23, 2019

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