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Official Reveals No Casualties In Supreme Court Fire Incident



An Official of the Nigerian Supreme Court has announced that there are no casualties following the fire that gutted part of the country’s apex court in Abuja.

News About Nigeria had earlier reported that a section of the Court complex, located in the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was engulfed in flames on Monday morning. However, authorities have confirmed that there are no casualties involved in the inferno.

According to Festus Akande, the spokesperson for the Supreme Court, the fire outbreak affected offices belonging to three justices. He reassured the public that no lives were lost, stating, “The fire has since been put out. There was no casualty.”

The fire is believed to have originated from one of the chambers of the justices and was promptly addressed by the use of fire extinguishers.

Workers who had arrived early for their duties detected the fire and utilized the available fire-fighting equipment to put it out.

While some reports indicated that the fire incident began around 6 a.m., the quick response of the workers helped prevent the situation from escalating further.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, and authorities are working to determine the extent of the damage to the Supreme Court complex.

Meanwhile, the incident has sparked concerns about the safety of relevant documents in the offices affected.

The Supreme Court is gearing up to commence hearing on the cases of Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Although Obi has not filed his case yet, former Vice President Abubakar has since initiated his case to the court, questioning the legitimacy of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 presidential election, having suffered defeat at the Appeal Court.