The Presidency has denied reports that there was a fire outbreak inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Saturday night.
There are reports that a fire outbreak in the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, Abuja had caused confusion among staff in the villa.
According to SaharaReporters, the fire incident started at 4pm as the fire service officials tried desperately to put it out. “The security men were chasing people not to capture the incident, but I tried my best to capture it. The fire is still on,” a source said.
Reacting in a statement titled “Bush fire incident recorded outside villa perimeter,” the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the fire that broke out happened “between the outer wire fence and walls surrounding the Villa.”
He said the “bush fire” started and ended outside the perimeter walls of the Villa.