There have been reports of fire outbreak at Nigeria‘s Presidential Villa, popularly known as Aso Rock. Aso Rock on fire headlines has gone viral with no details of the cause of the incident.
There was a report of similar incident on Thursday, June 4, 2020, which was described as minor fire outbreak by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu.
The presidency said the June last year fire outbreak happened at a store close to the Aso Rock villa chapel, according to a report by TheCable.
Garba Shehu was reported to have said the outbreak was triggered by an electrical spark, but was quickly contained.
“The incident, linked to an electrical spark, was immediately brought under control by alert staff using available fire extinguishers well ahead of the arrival of the Federal Fire Service trucks stationed just outside the premises,” Shehu said.
The president’s aide noted that no injury or serious damage was caused by the fire.
However, at press time, information about the fire incident in the early hours of Sunday, March 7, 2021 is still sketchy as sources said security agencies were preventing eyewitnesses from capturing to incident.
The Aso on fire soueces say the incident occurred at about 4am. Efforts are on to get more details on the incident.