A fire outbreak has gutted part of the high rise building of the World Trade Centre, located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The fire outbreak occurred on Monday morning.
Ibukun Adeogun, General Manager, Operations, of the centre, confirmed the outbreak in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
According to Adeogun, the fire outbreak, which he described as “minor”, has already been put out, adding that there was no cause for alarm as there were no significant damages recorded.
He said: “In a building like this, you fight the fire from inside; you can see the trucks are not doing anything.
“The little incident happened on the pent house of the building.”
Also speaking, Emmanuel Etuk, the Extra Low Voltage, Operations Manager, said it was the first time such incident would be recorded at the Centre, adding that everyone was calm at the moment as the fire had been put out.
Etuk said: “When incidences like this occur, you allow the experts do their jobs.
“After, investigations are carried out, then they can advice.
“For now, we are good.”
Giving an eyewitness account on the outbreak, Oladiji Moshood said just as he was about alighting from a vehicle at the centre, early in the morning, he saw people running around in panic as they saw smoke emitting from the roof top.
Moshood said: “I sought to know what was going on and they said they were calling the fire service already, pointing to the spot.
“In fact, I am not happy with what I saw this morning, as no one seems to know what must have started the fire.”
Sandra Huan, Public Relations Officer, Federal Fire Service, said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
Huan, in an interview with NAN, said the circumstances surrounding the fire outbreak still remained unclear.