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Navy, fire service curtail Abuja plaza inferno

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The Navy SpokesmanCommodore Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, revealed in a statement on Tuesday that Navy firemen were summoned to aid the Federal Fire Service and the National Defence College Fire Service to battle a fierce fire outbreak at UTC Shopping Plaza in Garki, Abuja on Monday.

Adams-Aliu stated, “The Nigerian Navy Firemen, a sub-unit of Naval Headquarters Garki Abuja, were called to action yesterday 15th April, 2024, and helped avert what would have been a massive inferno at the popular UTC Shopping Plaza in Garki.”

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He further explained, “An electric spark in one of the plaza shops ignited the fire outbreak with the potential to consume many other shops & properties. However, as the fire surged, the NN Firemen were called in to assist the Federal Fire Service (FFS) and the National Defence College (NDC) Fire Service in fighting the flames.”

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Upon arrival, the Navy firefighters promptly took action, successfully bringing the situation under control. Fortunately, there were no casualties, and damage to properties was minimized.

Adams-Aliu concluded, “Thankfully no lives were lost and damage to properties was limited.”

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