A witness who spoke with TheCable on phone described what he heard as “a deafening explosion”, saying it occurred “around 1pm”.
“I was part of a group of people that was about to make cash withdrawal at CBN building in Calabar this afternoon,” said the source, a banker who did not want to be named.
“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.”