Adeh, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, explained that officers and other security agents responded swiftly to the scene in order to put out the fire outbreak and prevent looting from the supermarket.
She also noted that an investigation is currently ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire, adding that so far, no casualty has been recorded.
The police spokesperson listed those arrested as Ali Audu aged 18 Years, Yahaya Yunusa aged 20 Years and Sahabi Abubakar aged 20 years.
Her statement read, ”Today Sunday, 26th December 2021, at about 11:15hours there was a report of a fire outbreak incidence at Next Cash and Carry Supermarket at Jahi District of the FCT.
”Upon receipt of the information, a team of Police officers attached to Mabushi Police Divisional Headquarters responded swiftly to the scene where a concerted effort of the Federal Fire Service, FCT Fire Service, Julius Berger Fire Service and members of other security agencies were deployed to manage the situation, minimize damage, extinguish the inferno and ensure the maintenance of law and order.
”Well-meaning members of the surrounding communities came out en masse and helped in evacuating goods and other valuables from the supermarket to a safe location within the area with the supervision of police officers of the Command who were on the ground.
”The suspects who made attempts to cart away goods from the store and were promptly arrested include (1) Ali Audu aged 18 Years; (2) Yahaya Yunusa aged 20 Years; and (3) Sahabi Abubakar aged 20 Years.”
Adeh stated that the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Sunday Babaji, also visited the scene alongside the Minister for State, FCT, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, for an on-the-spot assessment and supervision of activities at the scene.