Minister of State of Mines and Steel Development, Bawa Bwari

The Federal Government has assured Abuja residents that there was no cause for panic, following another report of Earth Tremor occurrence in Maitama District, Abuja.

Concise News recalls that vibration and movement of the earth occurred at about 12.26p.m on Thursday.

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Special Assistant to the Minister of State of Mines and Steel Development, Ishaku Kigbu, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) technical team were still conducting further assessment of the occurrence.

Kigbu said the tremor which lasted for a minute occurred at about 12.26p.m on Thursday.

He said; “The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), an Agency of the ministry, saddled with the responsibility of such occurrence had despatched a technical team to the location for assessment.

“The report said that an internal response protocol was immediately activated, and relevant Government agencies such as the National Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Capital Territory Administration and other stakeholders were informed.

“The preliminary findings indicated that the tremor occurred 12.26 p.m. around Panama Street in Maitama District.”

The minister’s aide said that after field evaluations, the NGSA determined that the intensity was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, which means it was felt indoors and lasted less than a minute.

He said that further inspections by the agency revealed that there was no structural damage.