In a startling turn of events, the Supreme Court building in Abuja has fallen victim to a raging inferno, prompting an urgent response from the Fire Service. The exact cause of this destructive fire remains undisclosed at this time.
The tragic incident unfolded on the morning of Monday, September 25, 2023, at the Supreme Court Complex, situated within the Three Arms Zone of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
In response to this crisis, Engr. Jaji O. Abdulganiyu, the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, has praised his dedicated operational team for their proactive efforts in extinguishing the fire at the Supreme Court Complex.
According to an official statement posted on the Federal Fire Service’s Twitter account, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Honourable Minister of Interior (HMI), has issued a public alert regarding the fire outbreak in the country, ensuring that the appropriate authorities are duly informed.
The statement reads, “We must make fire safety a personal affair. Every institution, commercial and social recreation centre should have certified fire and safety personnel, trained by the National Fire Academy (NFA) Sheda, Abuja.” He added that “All public and commercial buildings and infrastructure such as banks, hotels, malls, restaurants, or even government buildings, should have first responders that can administer basic firefighting remedy, while waiting for arrival of a full operations squad of the country’s fire service.”
There have been no reported casualties, and Nigerian firefighters are tirelessly battling to contain the blaze.
Additonally, the fire consumed some judges’ offices, while office files and crucial documents have been successfully evacuated from the scene.”