The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has instituted a panel to carry out full investigation to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident which occurred at its Base in Abuja on Wednesday
This was contained in a statement made available to news men in Abuja Director of Public Relations and Publicity of the day Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa
According to the statement “the fire incident involving a Jet A-1 fuel dump located on the Nigerian Air Fire (NAF) Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja was reported at about 0800 hours today, Wednesday 10 May 2023.
“Though located on NAF Premises, the fuel facility is owned and operated by Messer Geometrics Synergy Services Limited under a ‘Build Operate and Transfer ownership agreement.”
It was explained that there was no life lost in the fire explosion from the fuel tanks and had since been put out by the combined efforts of Fire Services from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration.
It added that the NAF appreciated the Federal Road Safety Corps, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, who were at the scene to offer necessary assistance during the incident.