Fire has destroyed a section of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The incident happened in the morning on the 3rd floor of the 6-storey building,  no one was hurt. It has not been confirmed if documents were lost in the inferno.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Corps’ Director of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa on Friday.

He said no life was lost in the sudden fire outbreak, adding that the fire was immediately put out by the Federal Capital Territory and Federal Fire Service Departments.

The affected floor was found to be occupied by the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and the Department of Public Services, and the fire only affected a room with electronics gadgets.

The statement reads:

“Fortunately, enough, no life was lost and all vital documents were promptly evacuated and safeguarded.

“The management of the scheme heartily appreciates the Federal and FCT Fire Service Departments for their prompt response which minimised the effect of the incident.

“Management also appreciates all security agencies for the invaluable roles they played during the unfortunate incident.”