Fire razes Customs warehouse; destroys 21 vehicles, impounded goods

Posted by Eugene Agha, Lagos | 5 January 2018 | 1,425 times

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A warehouse belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A was yesterday razed by fire.

It was gathered that several properties, including some seized vehicles, were also destroyed.

A source alleged that the affected warehouse was filled with seized items including foreign parboiled rice.

It was gathered that the fire occurred about noon.

According to a witness, the fire razed substantial part of the warehouse destroying about six trucks, 15 cars/vans and a fully loaded truck with seized foreign parboiled rice.

Speaking to newsmen, the Deputy Head, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, said, “From available information, the fire started from a burst cylinder stored under one of the vehicles and enhanced by the harmattan.”

The Customs Area Controller of the unit, Compt Garba Uba thanked the fire service for their quick response to combat the raging inferno.

In April 2016, an early morning fire razed a warehouse located within the Nigerian Customs Service Training School, Ikeja, Lagos.

•Text courtesy of Daily Trust.

Source: News Express

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