University of calabar staff and students were alarmed saturday morning when four ATM machines in front of the school exploded.
In the early hours of Saturday ,no fewer than four Automated Teller Machines owned by a new generation bank burst in flames and exploded destroying the machines.
The incident ,according to reports occurred at the ATM gallery in front of University of Calabar gate, at about 9:00 am this morning.
Reports say no customer was injured during the explosion which caused a lot of panic.
An eyewitness ,Mathew Ilem who spoke with newsmen said the incident occurred barely 20 minutes after the bank officials loaded the machines with cash.
He said he had to call police and fire service who responded on time and put out the fire though the cause of the fire, is not certain. It was suspected to be an electrical fault .
Policemen and fire fighters cordoned off the area as the fire service put out the fire .
Effort to speak with the bank officials proved abortive as they refused to make any comment on the incident .