Upon receipt of the information, of a fire outbreak at Next Cash and Carry Super Market Jahi District Abuja, a team of Police officers attached to Mabushi Police Divisional Headquarters responded swiftly to the scene.
This is contained in a statement issued by the police in Abuja
According to the statement, concerted efforts of the Federal Fire Service, FCT Fire Service, Julius Berger Fire Service and members of other security agencies were deployed to manage the situation, minimize damage, extinguish the inferno and ensure the maintenance of law and order.
It states that Well-meaning members of the surrounding communities came out en masse and helped in evacuating goods and other valuables from the supermarket to a safe location within the area with the supervision of Police Officers of the Command who were on ground.
According to the statement, this is contrary to the news making the rounds as there is no successful case of looting or carting away of goods from the store. The suspects who made attempts to cart away goods from the store were promptly arrested.
The FCT Commissioner of Police Sunday Babaji, also visited the scene alongside the Minister for State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, for an on-the-spot assessment and supervision of activities at the scene.
The police says investigation is currently ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire, however, no casualty has been recorded.