The Head Office of Unity Bank Plc on Victoria Island, Lagos was gutted by fire on Monday morning.
Videos of the fire incident as posted on social media by witnesses showed parts of the building being destroyed by fire with the flames spreading to at least three floors.
According to reports monitored by newsheadline247, 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.
The bank, however, maintained 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 management is yet to reveal the cause of the fire.
“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,” the bank stated on its official Twitter handle.
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
It further stated that “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.”
Meanwhile, several people have expressed solidarity and support for the bank, which is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
— ©TheWeirdOne (@ThouArtGhost) September 23, 2019
— Ifeanyi Eke (@ifynize) September 23, 2019
Unity Bank has more than 200 branches across the 36 states of the country including Abuja, the federal capital.