Borno Government House is on fire.
News Online reports that the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri, the state capital and only safe local government area among 37 have been gutted with fire.
The fire outbreak, News Online understands was said to have started at about 3 pm on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the inferno started at one of the powerhouses where generators providing electricity for the entire Government House were situated.
Some personnel disclosed that the fire started from the generator which is about 400 metres to Governor Babagana Zulum’s office, shortly after a technical staff member refilled its tank with petrol.
It was further learnt that the fire was put off shortly by the combined efforts of the staff and fire service unit of the House.
The Government House in Maiduguri has the official residence and office of the governor, residences of the security aides and junior staff, other offices including the department of press and media affairs, among others.
Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has been without electricity supply from the national grid since late January following incessant attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on power transmission facilities.