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Fire guts NIPOST office

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A PART of Nigerian Postal Service headquarters in Abuja was today  gutted by fire.

The Federal Capital Territory Fire Service personnel were able to contain the fire.

The incident attracted a large crowd at the busy Garki 2 in the Nigerian capital.

A security officer who pleaded anonymity said the fire started at about 8:40 a.m.

The incident was the fifth fire incident in six months at key Federal Government offices.

On April 17, a part of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went up in flames. Nine days earlier, some offices at the Accountant General’s office was burnt. Just two days before, there was a similar outbreak at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). In October, fire also engulfed a part of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). All these incidents occurred in Abuja. But in each incident, officials usually gave assurances that sensitive documents remained intact.

Observers wonder why government has failed to probe the causes

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