The Federal Fire Service have successfully subdued inferno that almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement, the acting Head and Publicity of the commission, Tony Orilade explained that the fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipment that were retrieved from the Commission former offices.
The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force.
The statement reads in part: “Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Taskforce 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 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.”