Posted by News Express | 28 December 2019 | 349 times
Though the cause of the inferno, which happened late afternoon, is yet to be ascertained, no casualty was recorded.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Haruna Mohammed, said: “Following a distress call, Police patrol team led by the Divisional Police Officer, Abagana Division, Prince Ugochukwu Ezejiofor, rushed to the scene of a fire outbreak and alerted the Fire Service Department.
“Meanwhile, the fire was put off with the assistance of volunteers. The area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot. The cause of fire is yet unknown even as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed.
“Consequently, no loss of life and no casualty recorded.”
He said the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
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