Parts of the building of the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, situated at 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District in Abuja have reportedly caught fire.

It was reported that the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report but images circulating online disclosed billows coming from the building.

The fire was said to have begun around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, and the members of staff and vehicles were seen evacuated from the building.

The High Commission provides visa and immigration services for those seeking to visit or emigrate to Canada.

It offers services to Canadians visiting and living in Nigeria and to Canadians in Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe.