Men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office on Monday successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the Commission when the Service was alerted by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde at 1910 hours.
Tony Orilade Ag. Head, Media & Publicity of the commission, in a statement explained that the fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were retrieved from the Commission former offices scattered across the Capital City.
The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter Agency Task Force.“Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Task force who were trapped on the second floor of the building were successfully rescued before the fire was eventually subdued.“The extent of the damage would be ascertained after stock taking”, the statement added.
“The Commission’s Chief Security Officer, CSO, Nasir Abdullahi, a DSP, immediately after the fire was curtailed, went to the Maitama Police Station to incident the fire outbreak. Policemen from the Station who followed him to the Commission, however, promised to return for further enquiry.
“Management and officers of the Commission who were on ground to concertedly subdue the fire were: the Supervisory Secretary, Mr. Chile Okoroma; Director, Finance and Accounts, Jubril Manigi; Zonal Head of Operation, Mohammed Rabo; DD, Admin, N.T Ibrahim; Head of Legal, Kabir Latona; Head of ICT, Isah J. Abdullahi among others.”
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