BREAKING: Tension as fire guts FCT Minister of State’s residence

There was palpable tension on Sunday, February 25, 2024, as fire gutted the private residence of the Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mariya Mahmoud.

The house located at No. 9, Justice Roseline Ukeji Close, Asokoro, was completely razed and nothing could be salvaged from the ruins.

The media aide to the minister, Mr. Austine Elemue, who confirmed the incident Sunday, said the cause of the fire outbreak was being investigated.

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Security operatives and fire fighter are at the scene of the incident.

Reacting to the fire incident, Abiola Adebayo, the acting director of the FCT Fire Service, stated that the first floor of the building was completely razed by the fire.

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Adebayo said: “On reaching there, we saw that the first floor, the upper floor was completely engulfed in fire. “So what we could do is just to prevent the fire from spreading to the ground floor, and the adjacent structures. No lives lost.”

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