Nigeria’s military authorities have confirmed a fire incident at the second floor of the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Monday.

“The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown at this moment,” Director Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor, said this afternoon in a statement.

“However,” according to the statement, “the incident has been brought under control with the combined effort of the military and Federal Fire Service personnel and resources. 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 immediately.

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



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