- A very important and international building in Abuja was on Monday, July 13, gutted by fire
- The edifice is the World Trade Centre in the FCT
- The cause of the inferno which has destroyed some parts of the structure is yet unknown
The World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, was on Monday, July 13, gutted by fire.
Eyewitness report claim that both fire and smoke were seen at the top of the edifice.
So far, firefighters and emergency officials have not been seen at the scene to quench the flames or ascertain the cause of the tragedy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a fire outbreak hit the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, June 4.
Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirming the fire incident described the situation as minor.
The presidential aide said the incident was caused by an electrical spark in the afternoon at a store near the State House Chapel in the Presidential Villa.
Aso Rock would have been razed to the ground had it not been for the timely intervention of vigilant members of staff on the premises, Shehu said.
He said that the minor fire incident was brought under control by vigilant staff using fire extinguishers, adding that there was no report of injury or damage.
“The incident, linked to an electrical spark, was immediately brought under control by alert staff using available fire extinguishers well ahead of the arrival of the Federal Fire Service trucks stationed just outside the premises. Luckily, no injury or serious damage was recorded,” the presidential spokesman said.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that a section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complex in Abuja has been gutted by fire.
The director of publicity and voter education of the INEC, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, confirmed the incident on Friday, April 17.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the fire only affected the office of the director of the election and party monitoring in the building.
He said: ”Yes, there was a fire incident. Fortunately, we have a fire unit in the office. It was put out. Some equipment and correspondence were affected. But no sensitive material was affected.”
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