The Nigerian Navy says it will continue to assist the general public, especially in response to emergencies and other security challenges like fire outbreak.
The Information Department, Western Naval Command, said on Friday in Lagos that such assistance would be rendered as part of the Nigerian Navy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the people.
The department on Thursday helped to put out a raging fire that broke out at Close 20, Satellite Town, Lagos.
According to the department, the fire service unit of the Nigerian Navy Ship WEY, Ojo, received a distress call from a resident of Close 40, House 12 in Satellite Town, Lagos concerning the incident.
“The Nigerian Navy Firefighting Team swiftly mobilised and responded to the emergency call and effectively put out the fire,’’ it said in a statement.
“The fire, which started around 2.30 p.m. was suspected to have been caused by a faulty electrical breach from one of the apartments.
“The firefighters tackled it head-on, thereby preventing loss of lives and properties.
“Members of the public are, therefore, enjoined to provide credible information to Nigerian Navy units in their locations for timely actions.’’