Fire in Abuja Air Force base

Fire has consumed a part of the Air Force military base in Abuja.

While operatives in the barracks have jointly quenched the fire, the real cause still remains unknown.

The Air Force, however, said that it involved a fuel facility operated by Messer Geometrics Synergy Services Limited.

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement that the force has started an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.

He also confirmed no life was lost to the fire incident, commending the efforts of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), among other agencies, for their efforts in putting out the fire.

The statement read: “The fire, which created an explosion from the fuel tanks, has since been put out by the combined efforts of the Fire Services from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Federal Fire Service and the NAF Fire Service.

“It is gratifying to note that no life was lost in the incident. However, an investigation has been instituted to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident.”