The treasury house at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, was razed by fire on Wednesday.
The incident affected the accountant-general office and most of the important offices in the building – The fire has however been has successfully extinguished by operatives of the fire service The Federal Fire Service (FFS) said it has successfully extinguished the fire outbreak at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).
While the source of the fire remains unknown, casual workers in the complex say the Fire started at about 10:25am from the office of the Assistant Director, Capital, located on the fourth floor of the 5-storey building.
After some minutes of extinguishing the fire, men of the Fire Service were able to contain the flames at the building which houses the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Speaking on the incident, FCT police spokesman, Bala Ciroma, stated that an investigation will be launched to ascertain the cause of the fire.
He also noted that the investigation will also give a deeper insight as to the extent of damage wreaked.