There was panic at the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday after fire broke out at the agency’s warehouse.

According to reports, twenty vehicles, consisting of six articulated vehicles, twelve cars and two minibuses, were consumed by the fire.

The intervention of firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service and men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency was said to have curtailed the spread of the fire.

The exact cause of the fire, which started around 2pm, could not be ascertained as of press time, as there were conflicting accounts of what started it.

The spokesperson for the NCS, FOU Ikeja, Jerry Attah, said three vehicles were burnt, adding that no life was lost or injury sustained.


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