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BREAKING! EFCC OFFICE IN ABUJA ON FIRE, CAUSE YET TO BE ASCERTAINED

BREAKING! EFCC OFFICE IN ABUJA ON FIRE, CAUSE YET TO BE ASCERTAINED

Concerted efforts of the men of Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office, Monday, successfully put under control an inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, reportedly arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted of the fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde, at about 1910 hours.

Events leading to the incident started when fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were retrieved from the commission’s former offices scattered across the capital city. The former newsroom is domiciled in the two-storey Costa Hall which was commissioned by Antonio Costa on November 13, 2007. The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter Agency Task Force.

When asked what could have necessitated the fire, Mr. Onyekachi said, “Our duty is to put off the fire; that we have successfully done. There is another department that will come and ascertain the cause of the fire”, he explained.

Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Task force who were trapped on the second floor of the building were successfully rescued before the fire was eventually subdued. The extent of the damage would be ascertained after stock taking.

The Commission’s Chief Security Officer, Nasir Abdullahi, immediately after the fire was curtailed, went to the Maitama Police Station to report the fire outbreak.

Management and officers of the commission who were on ground to concertedly subdue the fire were: the Supervisory Secretary, Chile Okoroma; Director, Finance and Accounts, Jubril Manigi; Zonal Head of Operation, Mohammed Rabo; DD, Admin, N.T Ibrahim; Head of Legal, Kabir Latona; Head of ICT, Isah J. Abdullahi among others.

 

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