Fire outbreak hits Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja

Fire outbreak hits Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja

- A fire incident occurred on Wednesday morning, February 12, at the mammy market located at the Mogadishu cantonment popularity known as Abacha barracks in Abuja

- Officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fire service along with their counterparts in the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force(NAF) worked together to put the fire out

- Security personnel comprising of the Nigerian army police, Navy, and Air police have been deployed to the scene to maintain law and order

The mammy market located at the Mogadishu cantonment popularity known as Abacha barracks in Abuja was on Wednesday morning, February 12 gutted by fire.

The Sun newspaper reports that officials Federal Capital Territory (FCT) fire service along with their counterparts in the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) worked together to put the fire out.

Fire out break hits Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja

Security personnel comprising of the Nigerian army police, Navy, and Air police have been deployed to the scene of the fire
Source: UGC

Though details of how the fire started are not immediately known, however security personnel comprising of the Nigerian army police, Navy, and Air police have been deployed to the scene to maintain law and order.

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Meanwhile, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said the sacking of the security chiefs would not offer a solution to the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria.

Buratai, speaking in a special interview with The Cable and This Day/Arise in Lagos on Tuesday, February 11, said Nigerians do not need to pressure President Muhammadu Buhari into removing his service chiefs.

The army chiefs stated that as commander in chief, the president knows where the problems are and he should be left to make the decisions.

In another news report, Nigeria’s minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami on Tuesday, February 11, stated that terrorists are now recruiting new followers and communicating through social media. Pantami disclosed this while delivering a lecture on counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism in Abuja.

He added that the terrorists also use social media as a means of perpetrating crimes in the country, The Guardian reports.

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The minister further explained that Nigeria authorities can prevent counter-terrorism and extremism in the country with an upgrade in skill and technology.

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During the lecture, Pantami suggested that with adequate data through technologies like Big Data Analytical, Internet of Things (IOT), Robotics and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) security organizations in the country can approach their fight against terrorism.

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