69 killed in Abuja fire incidents in 2012- Minister

The Abuja Fire Service received 486 fire calls in 2012.

At least 69 people were killed in fire incidents in Abuja in 2012, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Bala Mohammed, has said.

Mr. Mohammed said property worth N765 million were also destroyed during the period.

The minister disclosed this while going through the past year’s activities of the FCT Urban Affairs Department on Wednesday.

He said the Abuja Fire Service received 486 fire calls as well as 103 rescue calls during the period.

It was not all sad news however as the fire service also saved a total of 239 lives and property worth N3.2 billion in the past year within Abuja and its environs.

While commending officers of the FCT fire service for their performance so far, the minister assured Abuja residents of the continuous efforts by his administration to protect lives and property form fire.

He also admonished officers of the Abuja Fire Service to improve on their services and achievements in the new year.

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