Properties destroyed as fire guts FCT minister residence

On Sunday, a fire destroyed the private residence of Mariya Mahmoud, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon at the apartment at No. 9, Justice Roseline Ukeji Close, Asokoro in Abuja.

When the fire broke out, firefighters apparently took their time responding to emergency calls.

Austine Elemue, the minister’s media adviser, confirmed the event but claimed the source of the fire outbreak could not be determined immediately.

Elemue said first responders could not salvage anything in the house.

“Yes, fire gutted the private residence of the minister of state. Investigation is still on to know the cause of the fire,” Elemue said.

“But electric spark is suspected though, but we are going to wait for the outcome of the investigation. There is no casualty but we could not salvage anything from the house.”


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