The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service has confirmed that a man was injured after a fire gutted the Federal Ministry of Education area on Wednesday evening of the Abuja Federal Secretariat.
A spokesman for the FCT Fire Service, Ibrahim Muhammad, disclosed that the man, yet to be identified as of the time of filing this report, sustained a leg injury.
“One person who probably decided to work after office hours at the secretariat was injured in the leg, but there is no fatality,” said Mr Muhammad. “The annexe area of the secretariat where Zenith bank is located was affected by the fire, but the situation is currently under control with firefighters on the ground.”
Mr Muhammad added that men of the fire service had been fighting the fire, which affected the registry and records, accounts, pension and variation units since 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
At about 5:00 p.m., there was a fire at a car park section of another area of the Federal Secretariat in Abuja.
“The fire occurred at the second floor, and the cause of the fire is likely from a split air conditioner, but further investigation is on,” he added.