The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said there was a minor fire outbreak on the second floor of the three-story building that was promptly put out by military and men of the Federal Fire Service.

Director of Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor, who made the disclosure, yesterday, said although the cause of the fire was unknown, all personnel and civilian staff working at the headquarters were evacuated without injury or loss of life.

Gen Akpor, in a statement, said: “A minor fire incident occurred at 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.”

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