NAF Investigates Abuja Base Fire Outbreak
An investigation into yesterday’s fire that broke out at a Jet A-1 fuel dump point on the NAF installation has been launched by the Nigerian Air Force.
NewsReport Nigeria reports that the Nigerian Air Force has started an investigation into the fire that broke out at a Jet A-1 fuel dump yesterday at the NAF base on Abuja’s Airport Road.
The incident caused panic among residents and workers in the area.
A NAF spokesman, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said the aviation fuel, popularly called Jet A-1 fuel, caused the incident.
He stated: “A fire incident involving a Jet A-1 fuel dump located on the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja, was reported at about 0800 hours today, Wednesday, May 10, 2023.”
“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, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, the Federal Fire Service, and the NAF Fire Service.”
“It is gratifying to note that no life was lost in the incident.” However, an investigation has been instituted to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident.”