A residential structure on Friday night in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) neighborhood of Jabi caught fire.
It is still unknown what started the fire at the structure on Patrick O. Bokkor Crescent as of the time of publication. However, firefighters could be seen attempting to control the situation.
According to eyewitness accounts, nobody was killed.
However, the situation in Jabi took a turn for the worst as some hoodlums attacked the firefighters and destroyed their firefighting appliances. Consequently, the operatives pulled out of the area pending police reinforcement.
“Men of the Federal Fire Service were mobbed by residents of the area. Their firefighting trucks were vandalized and so they had to pull out. We in the FCT Fire Service also pulled out. We have called for police reinforcement and would soon go back when the police are able to secure the area”, said spokesman of the FCT Fire Service, Ibrahim Mohammed Tauheed.
It was gathered that about seven fire trucks were already deployed to put out the inferno at the Jabi apartment, a development which made response to the filling station fire, slow.
Later on, more information…