Fire gutted a section of the Canadian High Commission in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on Monday.
Two persons reportedly lost their lives in the tragedy while others sustained injuries.
The source of the fire was unknown as of press time but thick, dark smokes were seen spiraling into the skies from the tall, white diplomatic building located on the diplomatic drive in the Central Business District of the FCT, a stone’s throw from the Federal Ministry of Defence and the High Commissions of the United States, the United Kingdom and Ghana.
In a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, President Bola Tinubu sympathised with the Canadian government, diplomatic community, and all persons affected by a fire incident.
“The President assures the Canadian authorities of the full support of the Nigerian government in the aid of diplomatic and local staff of the High Commission who were particularly affected by the incident,” the statement partly read.
“President Tinubu prays for the repose of the departed souls and wishes all injured persons a rapid and full recovery.”