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FIRE almost razed down the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, but for the intervention of  Federal Fire Service, Wuse Zonal Office, who successfully subdued inferno, said Tony Orilade, Acting Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC in a press release.

According to Orilade, the fire fighters led by the Sector Commander, Melone Onyekachi, arrived the Wuse 2 office of the commission when the service was alerted of the fire by the Incident Duty Officer of the Commission, Kayode Oyetunde.

“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 domiciled in the two storey Costa Hall, which was commissioned by Dr. Antonio Maria Costa on 13th November 2007. The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter Agency Task Force.”

When asked what could have cursed the fire, Mr. Onyekachi said, “Our duty is to put off the fire; that we have successfully done. There is another department that will come and ascertain the cause of the fire”, he explained.

Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Task Force, 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.

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