Fire Guts Army Installation In Zaria

Buratai COAS
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

The Nigeria Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna state was engulfed by fire on Sunday.

The depot, established in 1924, has been a training facility for soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

Captain Abdu Arigu, spokesman of the Depot, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said parts of Block 15 of soldiers’ quarters at the depot were razed

According to him, the incident occurred at 9.30p.m. on Saturday at the block – a two-storey building – and destroyed the last floor.

“There was no loss of life to the incident.

“Combined efforts of fire fighters at the Nigeria Military School and Kaduna State Fire Service brought the situation under control,” Mr. Arigu said.

He said that investigation was ongoing to determine the cause of the fire with a view to curbing a similar occurrence.

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