The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service said it saved five lives and property worth N753 million in the first quarter of 2019.

The service said it received 136 distress calls from members of the public within the period.

This was revealed in a monthly fire and rescue statistics released by the Assistant Controller-General (ACG), FCT Fire Service, Julius Opetunsin on Friday, May 17 in Abuja.

According to Opetunsin, no life was lost in the incidents.

However, he disclosed that property worth N248 million were unfortunately lost within the period.

Giving a breaking of distress calls received by the service’s stations, the Assistant Controller-General, said, “Asokoro recorded 29 fire calls; Gwarimpa, 24; Games Village, 19; National Judicial Institute, 12; Gwagwalada, 11; Kubwa and Karu, 8 each.

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“Kwali recorded 6; Garki Market and Wuye Market, 5 each; Kuje, 4; Bwari, 3; and Abaji, 2.”

While property worth N142 million was lost in January, N57 million was February and N49 million in March.

Furthermore, the statistics showed that the service saved property worth N397 million in January, N191 million in February and N165 million in March.

It also showed that 15 residential apartments, seven business areas, six cars, one school premises, one transformer and one office premise were affected within the period under review.

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