Firefighters Attacked In Jabi, As Fire Destroys An Abuja Apartment
Firefighters from the Federal Fire Service FFS and the Federal Capital Territory FCT Fire Service were called in on Friday evening after a fire broke out at an unmarked flat in the territory’s affluent Jabi neighborhood. The address is House 6 on Patrick O. Bokkor Crescent, next to the NCDC Office, where firefighters rushed to quell the flames.
However, the situation in Jabi deteriorated when some hoodlums attacked the firefighters and destroyed their equipment. As a result, the operators withdrew from the area while police reinforcements arrived. Ibrahim Mohammed Tauheed, the FCT Fire Service’s spokesman, claimed that locals surrounded the Federal Fire Service members. They were forced to leave because their fire engines had been vandalized. As a result, the FCT Fire Service withdrew as well.
We have requested additional police officers and will return as soon as they can secure the area. According to information obtained by Saturday Vanguard, roughly seven fire engines had already been sent to extinguish the wildfire at the Jabi flat, which made responding to the gas station fire difficult. According to an FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA official who spoke to Saturday Vanguard, the apartment fire began in one room and quickly spread to an adjacent building.