Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, mega station in Abuja, was this afternoon gutted by fire.
Officers of the Federal Fire Agency, the National Emergency Management, NEMA, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, and other rescue agencies successfully put out the fire at the station located on Olu Obasanjo Way in the city centre.
The cause of the fire as at the time of filing this report was still yet to be known, as the incident had caused heavy traffic hold up on adjourning streets and other interceptions.
The station, believed to be the first NNPC mega station in Abuja, is patronised by many motorists. It dispenses fuel to motorists from about 12 pumps and operates 24 hours.
The fire incident is the second major one in the federal capital in the last three weeks. It would be remembered that a Conoil filing station opposite the NNPC headquarters, Abuja, went up in flames as a tanker was discharging 33,000 litres of petrol.