The Ikeja, Lagos residence of former Chief of General Staff, retired Lt. General Oladipo Diya, has been gutted by fire.
A thick smoke was seen bellowing from the residence being guarded by military men. Fire fighters battled for hours to put out the fire.
The exact cause of the fire was not immediately known. It was also not clear if the retired general was in the house at the time of the incident or if there was any casualty.