There was a palpable fear on Wednesday when fire razed the complex of the Federal Secretariat, which houses major government offices in Abuja.
An eyewitness, Adamu Idris Ahmed, said that no fewer than 20 cars were destroyed by the fire.
According to his Facebook post, Ahmed said the inferno was subsequently doused by firefighters.
Recall that a similar inferno had ravaged one of Abuja’s largest furniture markets situated in Kugbo in January where no fewer than 100 shops were burned down.
The fire destroyed furniture items, materials and machines estimated at millions of naira.
Below are additional photos from the scene: