Fire on Wednesday gutted some buildings within the Nigerian Air Force Base along Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory. The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed the fire incident that occurred at its base in Abuja, saying it involved a Jet A-1 furl dump.
Sahara Reporters earlier reported that a fire on Wednesday gutted some buildings within the Nigerian Air Force Base along Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory.
The Head of Operations for the Federal Fire Service, FCT, Amiola Adebayo, said firefighters were working hard to put out the fire.
In a statement issued later on Wednesday by Ayodele Famuyiwa, Air Commodore Information, Director of Public Relations & Information for the Nigerian Air Force, said the incident occurred around 8 am.
He said, “A fire incident involving a Jet A-1 fuel dump located on the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja was reported at about 0800 hours today, Wednesday, 10 May 2023. Though located on NAF Premises, the fuel facility is owned and operated by Messer Geometrics Synergy Services Limited under a ‘Build, Operate and Transfer’ ownership agreement.
“The fire, which created an explosion from the fuel tanks, has since been put out by the combined efforts of Fire Services from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Federal Fire Service, and the NAF Fire Service. It is gratifying to note that no life was lost in the incident.
“However, investigation has been instituted to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident. Furthermore, the NAF wishes to use this medium to appreciate the Federal Road Safety Corps, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, who were at the scene to offer necessary assistance as may be required.”