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Abuja popular store, Next Cash and Carry, razed by fire

A popular departmental store in Abuja, Next Cash and Carry, was on Sunday reported to be razed by fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but the spokesperson for the Federal Fire Service (FFS) confirmed the incident noted it started before 11 am on Boxing Day.

Also confirming the incident, the Head of Search and Rescue National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Abuja, Labuan Ahman called on mutual aid fire services for support.

“The whole of Next Cash and Carry is on fire. We have the FCT and Federal Fire Services on the ground. We are calling on all mutual aid fire services to deploy to Next Cash and Carry. The mutual aid fire services are Julius Berger, CBN, and then the Armed Forces.

“We are calling on the Armed Forces, the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, and the Army to provide support as they usually do,” Ahman said.

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