Fire Engulfs EFCC Abuja Office

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EFCC Abuja office, on fire.

There has been a fire outbreak at the Wuse 2, Abuja, offices of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the night of Monday, November 19, 2018.

The EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, confirmed the incident. However, men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal Office, were able to successfully contain the fire. They arrived the offices of the Commission at exactly 19.10 hours, local time, when alerted, led by their Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi.

The fire started at a former newsroom, which now serves as storehouse for ICT equipment that were retrieved from the Commission’s former offices, scattered across the Federal Capital City. The former newsroom is domiciled within the two-storey Costa Hall, which currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force.

When asked what may have caused the fire, Mr. Onyekachi said, “Our duty is to put out the fire and that, we have successfully done. There is another department that will come and ascertain the cause of the fire.”

Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force, who were trapped on the second floor of the building, were rescued from the inferno, by the firemen.

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