A fire outbreak on Thursday night occurred at the office of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
Fortunately, the FCT Federal Fire Service arrived at the scene and were eventually able to put out the fire at about 8:35 pm.
However, the fire had caused substantial damage to the ICT section of the Administration’s office.
Speaking to The PUNCH, the Director General of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, Abass Idriss, stated that investigations were still ongoing to determine the cause of the fire, but that officials suspected an electric power surge.
He added that there were no casualties or any cases of injuries resulting from the incident.
Idriss said: “Yes, the fire began at 8pm, and was put out immediately. There was no loss of life, no injuries, and nobody was hurt. The cause of the incident is still under investigation, but we are suspecting an electrical surge”.
On his part, the Head of Operations of the FCT Fire Service, Amiola Adebayo, confirmed that the incident was indeed caused by an electrical power surge at the ICT section of the building and that officers of the Fire Service had succeeded in putting out the fire.