Fire guts Air Force base in Abuja

FIRE gutted some buildings at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base along Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday, May 10.

Two cars were also burnt in the fire outbreak.

As at the time of filing this report, operatives of the FCT Fire Service are still at the scene.

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Speaking with The ICIR, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the FCT Fire Service Paul Abraham said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

He could not disclose if there were any casualties from the outbreak, as men of the Fire Service were still working to put out the fire.

“It hasn’t been ascertained. Our men are still working on it,” he said.

Head of Operations, FCT Fire Service Amiola Adebayo said a statement would be released once the cause of the fire was ascertained.



    “The fire gutted part of the NAF Base, and our men are here putting out the fire, and we’re working hard to completely quench the fire.

    “However, I can’t confirm the cause of the fire outbreak yet, but we’ll put out a statement once our findings are concluded,” he said.

    According to a report, the fire was caused by the explosion of aviation fuel stored in underground tankers.

    In December 2022, three fire incidents were recorded in a week, one of which affected the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, FCT.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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