By Seun Akioye
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today said it is investigating a fire incident involving a Jet A-1 fuel dump located on the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja.
According to the Director Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa, the fire incident happened at about 0800 hours on Wednesday, 10th May 2023.
Famuyiwa said 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.
The fire, which created an explosion, has since been put out by the combined efforts of Fire Services from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Federal Fire Service, and the NAF Fire Service.
The NAF spokesman said no life was lost in the incidence. However, investigation has been instituted to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident.
“Furthermore, the NAF wishes to use this medium to appreciate the Federal Road Safety Corps, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, who were at the scene to offer necessary assistance as may be required,” he said.