- Tragedy struck in Abuja as the headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service was engulfed in flames
- The government agency building was hit by the fire on Sunday, January 10, with offices left in ruins
- The cause of the inferno which has destroyed some parts of the structure is yet unknown
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) headquarters along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Abuja was on Sunday, January 10, was gutted by fire.
Confirming the development, the NIS in a tweet shared on its official Twitter account said the fire has been put out by the Federal Fire Station with support from other agencies around the airport.
According to the post, the incident occurred Sunday morning and affected some offices. The NIS went on to note that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Legit.ng gathered that no casualty has been recorded as the cause of the fire is not yet known.
This incident is coming days after a tanker explosion occurred on both lanes around Toyota bus-stop inwards mile 2, along Oshodi/Apapa expressway in Lagos state.
The incident is said to have caused huge traffic along the axis as many motorists have been caught-up close to the accident scene.
Some residents say the incident happened close to a fire station hence the quick response from firefighters. Cases of fire outbreaks in Lagos state have become a perennial problem in recent times.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a report by indicates that the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, has been gutted by fire.
The last floor of the seven-story building was engulfed in flames destroying valuables and other items on the premises. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, firefighters have arrived at the building to put out the fire.
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In a related development, the new structure for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)'s branch in Katsina was on Monday, July 20, 2020, damaged by a fire outbreak.
Some personnel of state's fire service were seen battling with the flames at the FIRS complex which is close to Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.
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