- In what would sadden the heart of residents, one of Abuja’s biggest supermarket, has been engulfed by fire
- According to reports, the Fire service, police and other emergency responders have just arrived the scene to put out the inferno
- Meanwhile, the Spokeswoman of the FFS, Ugo Huan who confirmed the incident, urged motorists to consider using alternative routes
Abuja- An emerging report indicates that Next Cash and Carry, a popular supermarket in Kado, Abuja, is currently on fire.
According to Daily Trust, the cause of the inferno is unknown but the fire was raging seriously when the newspaper visited the scene around mid-day.
Legit.ng gathered that firefighters were seen battling to contain the inferno. At least three fire trucks were seen on the premises.
Vanguard also reported that the Spokeswoman of the FFS, Ugo Huan who confirmed the incident, urged motorists to consider using alternative routes.
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She said in a text message to the newspaper:
“Next Cash and Carry Store in Jahi, Abuja is currently on fire. The Federal Fire Service has turned out firefighters to the scene, who are currently fighting the fire.
“The Public are to take note and avoid that route."
It is unclear if there are casualties.
Vehicles reportedly destroyed as federal secretariat in Abuja catches fire
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a portion of the Federal Secretariat located at the Three Arms Zone in Abuja recently caught fire. Some vehicles were said to have been affected by the inferno.
Legit.ng gathered that men of the fire service were at the scene to quench the fire. Adamu Idris Ahmed, said no fewer than 20 cars were affected by the fire incident.
Ahmed was reported to have also confirmed that firefighters are at the scene to put out the fire. The secretariat complex houses major government offices in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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With the help of Lagos fire service personnel and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the fire was quenched about two hours after the explosion.
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The survivor identified as Peter narrating how he narrowly escaped said he was resting in a car at OPIC plaza when he felt an unusual coldness of his feet.