By Sumaila Ogbaje, Abuja.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced a minor fire incident at the second floor of the headquarters building in Abuja on Monday.
The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, said in a statement that the cause of the fire outbreak was unknown at the moment.
Akpor said that the fire had been brought under control through the combined efforts of the military and Federal Fire Service personnel and resources.
He said that all the military personnel and civilian staff in the building 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 their continued support and goodwill to the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” he said.