NEXT supermarket Abuja has gone to flames as fire outbreak destroys the building and major goods – Fire outbreak destroys NEXT supermarket Abuja.
Anti fire squad have flooded the location to stop the wild fire from consuming the Next Cash and Carry supermarket located along Ahmadu Bello way, Kado-kuchi area of Jahi- Kado expressway the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) .
The Federal Fire Service has placed strict warnings on residents to avoid the area for now as they try their possible best to cub the fire.
“The Service has turned out firefighters to the scene, who are currently fighting the fire,” Mrs Ugo Huan, Public Relations Officer, FFS, said.
Huan made it known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that because of the festive season, it is expected that residents might visit the store, hence warnings were placed to avoid the area.
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“Members of the public are to take note and avoid that route,” she said.
Huan also revealed that firefighters from over three different zones, which includes the FCT fire service, were at the scene battling with the fire.
The cause of fire is still yet to be discovered as further investigation would be done to properly ascertain the likely cause of the fire.
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Witness at the scene, Mrs Sandra Emeka, made it known that she was at the gate of the supermarket trying to gain entrance to the compound when she noticed dark smoke coming out of the store.
Another person, Mr Philip Paul, expressed sadness over the incident as he described the supermarket as a “big shopping center.”
“It is so unfortunate this happened at this time when the store must have been stocked up for the festive season. This is a great loss and I sympathise with the management of this supermarket,” he said.
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