Fire guts property worth millions of Naira in Onitsha

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 20 November 2019 | 476 times

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An early morning inferno has razed down the boys quarters section of a storey building located at No 26 New Nkisi, GRA, Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State.

The building, which belongs to Mike Orabunwa, was said to have been engulfed by fire around 3:30am today, Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Though the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, no casualty was recorded.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed said: “Today 20/11/2019 at about 03:30am,there was a fire outbreak at Boys quarters of a storey building belonging to one Mike Orabunwa located at NO 26 New Nkisi GRA, Onitsha.

”Police patrol team attached to CPS Onitsha led by the DPO rushed to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage to loot. Fire Service department was contacted who with the assistance of local volunteers put off the fire.

“Meanwhile, no life was lost, cause of fire and values of property destroyed are  yet unknown. Case under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The Command urged members of the public to take precautionary measures especially by putting off all electric appliances whenever the PHCN took light or when leaving the house in order to avert similar ugly incidents.

Source: News Express

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