May 21, 2024
Fire guts part of Supreme Court

A section of the Supreme Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja is on fire. The cause of the fire is unknown, but a source at the Federal Fire Service stated that firefighters were at the scene.

It was gathered that the offices of three justices had reportedly been burnt down.

ARISE News said the fire forced some occupants of the building to scurry for safety.

It was learnt that the fire, which started around 7 a.m., caused panic among staff members of the court who scurried to safety.

A source added that no human casualty was recorded, but it was not clear whether sensitive documents and files were destroyed by the fire.

The source told our reporter that the fire could be a result of an electrical spark in one of the offices within the administrative wing of the court.

The fire incident is just the latest of many that have affected government offices in Abuja.

According to Daily Trust, In May 2023, fire gutted some parts of the Nigerian Air Force Base located along Airport Road in the FCT.

In February 2022, there was a fire incident at the Ministry of Finance building in Abuja.

In May 2020, the fire burnt a part of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) building in the FCT.

A month before that incident, a building housing the office of the accountant-general of the Federation (AGF) was gutted by fire.

In 2018, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) said Nigeria lost about N5 trillion to fire incidents in four years.

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