Again, Police Tackle Multiple Fire Incident in Anambra
Today 2/2/ 2020 at about 10:30am, there was a fire outbreak at one Mbamalu Patty’s house affecting two rooms of a storey building at No 23 Emmanuel Church road, Inland town Onitsha.
The Fire allegedly emanates from a gas cooker recently procured which exploded in the course of using it for the first time.As a result, A total of seven(7) persons namely: Nonso Okafor ‘m’, Nkechi Chinyere Okafor ‘f,’ Chisoba Okafor ‘m’, Ebuka Okafor ‘m’, Nwabuchi Chukwutor ‘m’, Chialuka Nwabuchi ‘m’ and Ifeoma Nwabuchi ‘f’ sustained varying degrees of injuries while properties worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Following the distress call,Police patrol team led by DPO inland town Division rushed to the scene and the fire was put off by local volunteers.
Meanwhile, the Area was cordoned off to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to Loot and casualties taken to Boromeo/Minas hospitals Onitsha for medical attention.No loss of life and victims are responding to treatment.Investigation is ongoing.
Also, at about 12:30pm of today 2/2/2020 there was another fire incident at INEC office Ogidi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division rushed to the scene and fire Service department was contacted.
Scene was cordoned off and effort is ongoing to put off the fire and prevent it from escalating to other adjourning buildings.The fire allegedly emanates from bush burning.However,extent of damages done yet to be determined
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident please.
SP Haruna Mohammed,
PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.