- The headquarters of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) suddenly went up in flames on Tuesday, April 11
- Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in Lagos state led other officers to the scene and engaged in rescue efforts
The building housing the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) in Lagos has gone up in flames, a report by The Sun has claimed.
It was learnt that the fire started very early on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 destroying property worth millions of naira.
The report said several trucks belonging to the fire service department are reportedly conducting rescue operations and trying to put out the fire which source is yet to be ascertained.
The Nigerian Tribune also reports that early information revealed that the fire which started as early as 8.30 am, caused many of the workers who were in their offices to run for safety to avoid been caught.
The FAAN management was yet to give an official statement at the time of this report.
The commissioner of police in Lagos state, Fatai Owoseni, also led some senior police officers to the scene of the fire incident.
The commissioner assisted in the supervision of the rescue effort as well as protection of law and order.
It was learnt that though no life was lost, the incident affected some offices including the audit, communications and engineering departments and destroyed equipment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted a source as saying the fire was caused by an electrical fault.
Meanwhile, watch the shutting down of the Abuja airport as the federal government commenced repairs on its runway: