There Was No Fire At Aso Rock Villa – Presidency

The presidency has released a statement to debunk an earlier report from yesterday night, March 6 2021, that a section of the Presidential Aso Rock Villa had been gutted by fire. No Fire at the Aso Rock Villa

According to the statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, he said there was no fire within the perimeter walls of the State House. But rather there was indeed a bush fire behind the fence of the “Villa” last night but there was no inferno inside of the perimeter fence of the villa as the fire was put out ASAP and contained effectively by firefighters preventing it from entering the statehouse.
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The presidential spokesman said an investigation has commenced unravelling the cause of the fire but added that initial suspicion suggested cigarette stub light, which might have been dropped in the bush from the nearby express.Nigeria Is Not The Only Nation With Insecurity Issue - Garba Shehu

“People in the country and even abroad have been expressing concerns over reports of a fire incident in Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian government.
I would like to clarify that there was no fire inside the Presidential Villa.
In the evening of Saturday, March 6, a fire broke out burning shrubs between the outer wire fence and walls surrounding the Villa, precisely in the area between the Villa and the Barracks, towards Asokoro.
The fire, as being speculated, might have started from a passerby dropping a burning cigarette. The Federal Fire Service will ascertain the reason for it when they complete their investigation.
It suffices to say that this bush fire, which started and ended outside the perimeter walls of the Villa, was seamlessly contained by fire stations of the State House and the one nearby from the Federal Fire Service. No loss of life, no loss whatsoever to building and property was recorded.
We thank well-meaning Nigerians for expressed concerns,” the statement said.

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