Abuja - The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday denied reports that a fire outbreak had gutted its headquarters’ building in Abuja.
Chukwuemeka Obua, the Public Relations Officer of the service, made the denial in an interview in Abuja.
Obua said the incident actually took place at the refuse dump at the service headquarters near the Mami market, but that it did not affect the building,
"People selling wares in the market were trying to burn refuse at the dump but unfortunately, fire started at the dump and extended to the dry bushes around.
"And in order to prevent any damage to property the officers and men of the service nearby raised an alarm,” he said
The spokesman said the service security team then called men of the Federal Fire Service and those of the Nigeria Air Force Fire Service to assist in putting out the fire.