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No Life Lost, Nobody Injured In NIS Fire Incident – Interior Ministry

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The Federal Ministry of Interior, Tuesday, said no life was lost, nor anyone injured following the fire inicident that took place at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Sunday, January 10.

This was confirmed in a statement issued yesterday Monday by Muhammed Mangal, Director, Press and Public Relations Officer of the Interior Ministry.

According to the statement, no life was lost in the incident while nobody was injured as the fire was put out by the Nigeria Fire Service with assistance from fire units of the neighbouring agencies.

“The fire affected the data management centre, especially the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) which enabled the agency to coordinate movement of persons at the borders and upload information on missing and stolen passports to INTERPOL database.

“However, no data was lost as a result of the incident and this will not affect the operation of the agency whatsoever since each border post is also independently connected to INTERPOL.

“This incident occurred at a time the data management centre is being transferred to a new ultramodern building. The migration will now be accelerated seamlessly.

“NIS has in place an effective protection and security system for its data and operations facilities and will continue to offer quality services to Nigerians and foreigners alike in all areas of its mandate.

“However, the cause of the fire is being investigated.” the statement added.

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