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Property worth millions of naira lost as fire razed ECWA church

Fire outbreak razed First ECWA Church Complex in Gusau, Zamfara state, the Associate Pastor of the Church, Mr Micah Liti has confirmed.

Liti, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday, said the fire started around 1 a.m on Monday when the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) restored electricity.

According to him, the complex of the church comprising two houses of Reverend and Associate Pastor, NYSC Corper’s Lodge and a guest house were razed by the inferno.

He said, “There is no loss of lives or injuries but we lost property worth millions of naira and important things including our valuable documents.

“We thank God with the response of the state Fire Service, even though they came late, but they assisted in putting out the fire,” he said.

When contacted, the Deputy Director in charge of fire prevention and public enlightenment of the State Fire Service Department, Abdullahi Jibo confirmed the incident and appealed to members of the public to always ensure fire safety.

Jibo also called on the people of the state to use distress call numbers of the department whenever there is a fire outbreak.

He reiterated that the state fire service was ever ready to act in saving lives and property as regards to fire outbreak.

Credit: The Guardian

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