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Fire accident at Defence Headquarters in Abuja, no life loss, says DHQ spokesman

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The Defence Headquarters of the Nigerian military in Abuja on Monday was engulfed by fire as occupants of the building were evacuated to safety.

The fire, who occurred on the second floor of the DHQ, was however quickly checked by the combined team of the Federal Fire Service and military personnel.

The Director of Defence Information, Jimmy Akpor, who confirmed the incident said the fire had been brought under control, adding that all staff had been evacuated.

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“A minor fire incident occurred on the second floor of the Defence Headquarters, Garki Abuja this afternoon December 12, 2022. The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown at this moment.

“However, the incident has been brought under control with the combined effort of the military and Federal Fire Service personnel and resources. All personnel and civilian staff were also evacuated without injury or loss of life.

“Accordingly, normalcy has returned. Investigation to determine the cause of the fire incident commenced immediately.

“We thank the Federal Fire Service and the entire public for the continued support and goodwill to the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” Akpor said.

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