Fire Guts Defence Headquarters, Abuja

Paschal Emeka, Abuja

There second floor of the Defence Headquarters, Ship House, in Abuja, was gutted by fire on Monday.

The cause of the fire outbreak which occurred on Monday was yet to be ascertained at press time

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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