Fire guts Nigerian postal service headquarters in Abuja
- There has been a fire outbreak at the NIPOST building in Abuja
- Eyewitnesses claimed that the inferno started around 8:40am on Wednesday, May 20
- No statement has been made as to the cause of the fire
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A section of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) headquarters located in Garki, Abuja has been taken over by an early morning fire outbreak.
However, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) some personnel of the fire service in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrived at the scene to quench the flames.
A security officer in the area who spoke with journalists without revealing his identity said that the inferno started around 8:40am on Wednesday, May 20.
A report by The Nation claimed that some members of staff were in the building when the fire started.
So far, nothing official either from NIPOST or the police command in the area has been said as to what really caused the fire.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Federal Fire Service (FFS) said it had successfully extinguished the fire outbreak at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).
Legit.ng gathered that the FFS's public relation’s office in a post on its official Facebook page showed the building and its officials as well as their fire fighting trucks in current pictures.
It was earlier reported that the office of the accountant-general of the federation was up in flames.
The building tagged “Treasury House” is located beside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in the Garki area of Abuja, the nation's capital.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers were at home observing the lockdown directive.
A combined team of men of the federal and FCT fire services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.
It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the accountant-general office and most of the important offices.
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