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Fire incident has affected the second floor of the Nigerian military Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday afternoon.

The fire incident has been confirmed by the the Director of Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor in a statement.

The Director of Defence Information, has said that the circumstances which triggered the fire incident have not been ascertained.

He added that the inferno was now under control.

Akpor said: “A minor fire incident occurred at the second floor of the Defence Headquarters, Garki, Abuja, this afternoon 12 December 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 has commenced immediately.

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

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