Trailer crashes into CBN premises in Jos


Nobody was hurt in the incident.

An articulated vehicle on Friday crashed into the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Jos.

The vehicle with registration EPL 756 XD crashed into the CBN building at about 6:30 a.m. and destroyed over 70 per cent of the goods in the vehicle.

The vehicle was packed on the road side leading to the CBN building by the Plateau Teaching Hospital when it rolled and crashed into the building.

An eyewitness said the driver was sleeping in the vehicle when the incident occurred and all his efforts to start the vehicle proved abortive.

The driver lost control as the steering and breaking system malfunctioned.

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Although no life was lost in the incident, the trailer crashed into a Peugeot car belonging to Kanke Local Government mass transit.

The trailer, which belonged to the Qualitec Aluminium Industry Ltd., conveyed goods from the company in Lagos to Alumetal Nigeria Ltd., handling the roofing work at the ongoing expansion of the CBN building.

The site engineer of Alumetal Nigeria ltd., Musa Isiaka, said that his company would not take responsibility for the incident as the goods had not yet reached its destination.

According to him all we will do is to gather all the needed information and send it to the trailer’s company in Lagos so as to make them act fast.

“We are doing this because our company and theirs are partners in business and the goods are from us; since we are on ground, if we don’t assist, it won’t augur well,’’ Mr. Isiaka said.

An official of the apex bank, who pleaded anonymity, said that the bank had urged the police to investigate the incident.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Felicia Anselem, confirmed the incident.

He promised that “no stone will be left unturned to get to the root cause of the incident.


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