Treasury House where the office of Nigeria’s Accountant General is located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, is currently on fire.
It was gathered that the fire started from the third floor and razed most parts of the building upwards including the floor where the Accountant General’s office is situated.
The cause of the fire, which started about 10 am, is yet to be known.
Newsflash247 gathered that as soon as the incident started, men of the Federal Fire Service were alerted to assist in putting out the fire.
Firefighters appeared helpless as they complained that they didn’t come with equipment that could reach the top floors where fire is raging.
Many of the onlookers are in sad mood as valuables are being consumed without help.
They were later joined by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, the Nigeria Police Force and the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.
The FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma, who briefed newsmen at the scene of the incident, said an investigation into the cause of the fire had commenced.
He advised motorists to use alternative routes into the area, noting that the Ladoke Akintola Boulevard would be cordoned off during the investigation into the cause of the fire.
Ciroma, who disclosed that parts of the building had been damaged by the incident, said the fire was successfully put out without casualties.