Fire guts Defence Headquarters in Abuja


The second floor of the Defence Headquarters in Abuja has been gutted by fire.

The cause of the fire outbreak which occurred on Monday was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Jimmy Akpor, who confirmed the incident explained that the situation had been brought under control.

He said the situation was brought under control by the combined efforts of the military and Federal Fire Service personnel.

All personnel and civilian staff were also evacuated without injury or loss of life.

“Accordingly, normalcy has returned. Investigation to determine the cause of the fire incident has commenced.

“We thank the Federal Fire Service and the entire public for the continued support and goodwill to the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” he said.

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