There was panic on Wednesday morning after fire gutted some buildings within the Nigerian Air Force Base along Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory.
The cause of the fire outbreak that gutted the military base beside the Nigerian Correctional Service National Headquarters is unknown as of press time.
But the timely intervention of operatives of the Federal Fire Service attempting to put out the fire.
In a statement, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa, said an investigation has been launched into the incident.
He expressed gratitude that no life was lost to the fire incident, commending the efforts of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps among other agencies for their efforts in quenching the fire.
“The fire, which created an explosion from the fuel tanks, has since been put out by the combined efforts of the Fire Services from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Federal Fire Service and the NAF Fire Service.
“It is gratifying to note that no life was lost in the incident. However, an investigation has been instituted to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident.”