Not less than two persons escaped death while equipment worth millions of naira were on Monday destroyed following outbreak of fire at the old head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, but it is understood that the fire started from the ICT department, which formerly served as the newsroom.
According to EFCC’s acting spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, the damage would have been worse if not for the timely arrival of men of the Federal Fire Service.
Orilade said in a statement, “The fire started at the former newsroom, which now serves as storage for ICT equipment that were retrieved from the commission’s former offices scattered across Abuja.
“The former newsroom is in the Costa Hall, which was inaugurated by Dr. Antonio Costa in 2007. The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter Agency Task Force.”