World Trade Center in Abuja razed by fire


The high rise building of the World Trade Center, located in the Federal Capital Territory has been gutted by fire.

General Manager, Operations, at the center, Ibukun Adeogun who confirmed the incident described the fire outbreak as ‘minor’ and has already been put out, adding that there was no cause for alarm, as there were no significant damages recorded.

“In a building like this, you fight the fire from inside; you can see the trucks are not doing anything.

“The little incident happened on the pent house of the building,” he said.

Also speaking, Emmanuel Etuk, the Extra Low Voltage (ELV), Operations Manager, said it was the first time such incident would be recorded at the Center adding that everyone was calm at the moment as the fire had been put out.

“When incidences like this occur, you allow the experts do their jobs, after, investigations are carried out, then they can advise. For now, we are good,” he said.

Giving an eyewitness account on the outbreak, Oladiji Moshood, said that just as he was about alighting from a vehicle at the centre, early in the morning, he saw people running around in panic as they saw smoke emitting from the roof top.

“I sought to know what was going on and they said they were calling the fire service already, pointing to the spot.

“In fact, I am not happy with what I saw this morning, as no one seems to know what must have started the fire,” he added