Piezoelectric Fires in Abuja, Nigeria
March 23, 2012
A mysterious fire yesterday gutted the National Assembly Complex, burning down two offices in the White House occupied by the management staff in the complex.
The two offices affected by the fire, which broke out in the afternoon, are on the fourth floor of the National Assembly annex building.
Specifically, officials of the National Assembly told The Moment that the fire started in the Legal and Accounts Departments of the National Assembly Service Commission.
'The fire burnt down two offices close to the office of the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly on the fourth floor, but was put out by men of the fire service,' a staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
Eyewitnesses said heavy smoke from the offices attracted the attention of an official who quickly raised an alarm.
The official was said to have contacted men of the fire service, who rushed to the scene to put it out to avoid serious damage.
A fire fighter said they could not initially find their way because of the thick smoke, besides the delay in getting the keys to the offices. He said that did not, however, stop them from eventually moving quickly to put out the fire.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that the FCT Fire Service deployed two fire engines to bring the fire under control before it could spread to other offices.
The Director of FCT Fire Service, Sani Saidu, who confirmed the incident, told journalists that the fire incident was as a result of power fluctuation.
He also confirmed that the situation had been brought under control and no damage was done.
'It was caused by electrical fault as a result of power fluctuation.
The Moment learnt, however, that fire fighters from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and those of Julius Berger, the giant construction company, supported the FCT Fire Service.
At the scene of the incident, panic-stricken staffers, who had vacated the building, were seen gathered some distance away, discussing the incident in hush tones.
Security operatives from the Army, Police, Directorate of State Security (DSS), Civil Defence, Directorate of Traffic Service (VIO) and the Federal Road Safety Corps cordoned off the whole area, including the Eagle Square, leading to the National Assembly.
The National Assembly is currently on a one-week recess, but Senate President David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, visited the complex between 2 and 3p.m. They declined to comment on the fire incident.
There was a similar fire incident at the National Assembly Annex last year on the ground floor, also linked to an electrical fault.
by John Chuks Azu for Sunday Trust
December 25, 2011
As most families were occupied with Christmas preparations, the family of Mr Linus Ugwu Arumona was thrown into mourning when their three young children were consumed by a Tuesday night fire in Jikwoyi, a suburb of Abuja.
The deceased, two females named Emmanuella, four; Mary, three; and a male, one, were burnt to death while sleeping in their room. The two eldest were pupils in a nursery school.
Witnesses, who said they could not determine the source of the inferno which began at about 10 pm, explained that in addition to the deceased being badly burnt, a neighbouring flat was also destroyed.
The remains of the dead were said to have been buried immediately without further medical examination because of the degree of burns and the their tender ages.
A visibly devastated mother of the children, Mrs Grace Linus Arumona, said she cannot explain the source of the deadly fire but that she kept a lighted kerosene lamp on top of the television between 7 pm and the time of the incident while she was selling in her shop in front of the house. Televisions are heat radiators.
The bereaved mother, who is a Catholic, says she has decided to bear her fate like the Biblical Job by trusting in God. However, she is pleading for a job for her husband who is still unemployed.
Jacob Olajuba, whose flat was affected, said while he was sitted in the veranda, he percieved smoke from the direction of the Arumonas, and quickly made to determine what was happening when suddenly shouts of help began coming from the house.
"I lost everything in that flat not even a pair of slippers was spared. Only God knows why this has happened", he said.
For Mr Arumona, a native of Obadibo Area of Benue State who has remained unemployed since his contract work with the United Nations expired in 2008, living with the pain of losing three children in one day could be too much to bear.
He said he strolled out of the shop in front of the house which he jointly runs with his wife when he began hearing shouts of alarm. But by the time he got to the scene, nothing could be salvaged including his beloved children because the flame was ferocious and choking.
"I can't explain the fire; I didn't keep any petroleum product in the house. And though there was no power supply, I couldn't power my generator because it was not working", he said.
While responding to complaints about the slow response by the Police and the Fire Service on the fateful day, the Divisional Police Officer Ibrahim Mshezia, A Chief Superintendent of Police, explained that the Police responded promptly by inviting the Fire Service to put out the fire before entering the house. He attributed the tragedy to clustered building patterns and storage of petroleum products in the house.
by Chizoba Ogbeche for Leadership For God and Country
May 18, 2011
An Abuja based business woman, Mrs. Patience Onwumelu, and three of her children Monday escaped mystery fire in their home.
The family which lives on the second floor of a three story apartment woke up to find the house covered with smoke suspected to have come from the kitchen.
On closer inspection, it was discovered that the microwave oven in the kitchen had been ignited spreading to cupboards and other wooden objects. The fire was, however, contained within the kitchen and pantry.
Recounting her experience, Mrs. Onwumelu who was full of gratitude to God said she was the last person to go to bed and had done her normal checks for running taps and electrical gadgets in home.
She was, however, informed by one of her girls go had gone to make preparations for school that the kitchen was ablaze and on getting there found the place covered with smoke and soot.
According to her, the fire could have been started by power surge after power failure as the microwave oven and areas surrounding it appeared to be most severely burnt.
The business woman, however, explained that staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) who visited the scene insisted that it was unlikely as the circuit breaker for the home was not affected.
The PHCN officials claimed that if the fire been from electrical connection then it would have taken the circuit breaker to cut off electricity supply to the flat though the cables and electrical connections in the kitchen and pantry had been shot down with the fire.
As at the time of filing the report, the cause of the fire which was said to have stopped on its own was yet to be identified.
These unusual fires are being caused all over the world by an unrecognized force: ultra-low frequency sound, far below the audible level of most humans. This infrasonic influence is building strong electrical currents in the metal objects like wheel-barrows, door-knockers and copper electrical wiring in the walls of homes, which then become hot enough to ignite the plastic sheathing surrounding the wires. In other cases, heated wires ignite bed mattresses and metal hangers ignite clothing.
The infrasound which is now being focused onto the Abuja, Nigeria vicinity is being transduced by the Orion pyramids of present-day Giza, Egypt, which act as a nonlinear lensing system for resonantly balancing the geomagnetic fields of Earth as stimulated by coronal mass ejections from the increasingly active sun.
The nearby Zuma Rock formation is a massive columnar monolithic sacred site that looms over the landscape, and can be seen for many miles around. This giant piezoelectric stone transducer contibutes significantly to the infrasound resonance present at the site, while the major fluctuations of intensity are the result of changes in solar activity.
Abuja, Nigeria (9.07°N 7.48°E) is 2,099 miles from Giza, or 8.4% of the Earth's mean circumference distance (of 24,892 miles). Other related events have also been taking place in Nigeria, including Babura, Makurdi, Benin City, Enugu, Bauchi, and Jos - following a pattern of energetic surges caused by increasingly intense infrasound resonance.
This mathematical relationship of Abuja within the global pyramid network reveals the invisible quantum connections linking such anomalous events related to solar activity. This pattern of intense solar flares and the resulting infrasound fires at focal points around the planet will culminate in the intense auroral events of December 22, 2012.
Other widely reported examples of such extreme manifestations of this resonance are now simultaneously occurring in Tenerife, Brazzaville, Ho, Freetown, Omukondo, Onakaheke, Tsholotsho, Lalapansi, Goodhope, Mpumalanga, Nairobi, Mombasa, Mapuve, Bodibe, Bloemfontein, Durban, Hopewell, Cape Town, Landovica, Beaufort, Galway, Longford, Glasgow, Dublin, Crewe, Waterford, Peterborough, Coventry, Hull, Steeple, London, Surrey, England Egham, Wisbech Messina, Peschici, Berici, across northern Greece, Ratria, Kakori, Mumbai, Kolkata, Charajpura, Kishtwar, Gangyal, Rangrik, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Santo Tomas, New Norcia Darwin, Rockhampton, Adelaide, Brisbane, Eaglehawk, Sydney, Georgetown, La Pampa, Melipilla, Nelson, and in the US in Seattle, Corvallis, Los Angeles, Soudan SP, Minneapolis, Minnesota New Ulm, Pueblo, Roosevelt Park, Anderson, Bluffton, Georgetown, Homosassa, San Mateo, Vallejo, San Francisco, Clovis, Calaveras, Haverhill, Peabody, Brentwood and New York City.