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DHQ confirms fire outbreak

A fire broke out on Monday at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) premises in Abuja.

Director, Defence Information, Jimmy Akpor, confirmed the incident in a statement, saying it was a “minor fire” incident.

The statement said the incident occurred at the second floor of the building and was brought under control through efforts by the Federal Fire Service and military.

It added that no personnel or civilian was injured or killed by the fire.

“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,” the statement reads.

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“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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