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6 lives lost as fire destroys property worth N400m in Bauchi


The Bauchi State Fire Service has said six persons lost their lives while 217 people were saved in various fire incidents across the 20 local government areas of the state. The agency’s spokesman, Abubakar Bala, gave this report of fire incidents that occurred between January to December 2018. He said property worth N427,530,000 were destroyed within the period while the ...

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Fire razes building, properties worth millions of naira lost


Property worth millions of naira were destroyed when a fire believed to have been caused by candlelight razed an entire building housing tenants and shops. The incident occurred in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State. It was gathered that the fire, which started around 8:30 p.m., was as a result of a candle left unattended to in one of ...

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Hotel in Awka lost property worth millions of naira to fire


Property worth millions of naira was destroyed by fire at the bush bar section of King David Hotel, Awka, Anambra state. The fire which started around 11.30pm was said to have completely razed down the bar. It was gathered that the fire was caused by electric spark that touched the roof of the hotel’s thatched bush bar. The Senior Supervisor ...

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7 lives lost as fire engulfs property worth N88m in Gombe


Gombe – Malam Garba Jibrin, Deputy Director Fire Services in Gombe State says, seven lives and properties worth N88 million were lost to fire disasters between January and Sept. 2018. Jibrin disclosed this in an interview in Gombe on Wednesday. He said that during the period under review they were able to save 1, 038 lives, recorded 64 injuries and ...

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Buhari commiserates with the victims of Jos terminus market fire

Terminus market

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sympathised with the victims of Jos Terminus Market where more than 200 shops were destroyed by fire. Buhari expressed his feelings in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Sunday. Reports show that properties worth millions of naira, were on Saturday morning destroyed in ...

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Fire guts Ex-AMAC chairman’s house, property completely destroyed


The family house of a former chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Mrs. Vivian Anazodo and furnishings worth billions of naira located in Garki have been destroyed by fire. No valuable item was salvaged except her international passport and certificates belonging to her children. She has however refuted the claim that it was a case of arson. In a ...

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Fire destroys property worth millions of naira in Delta


Fire has consumed a farmer identified as Okafor Thomas, and destroyed property worth millions of Naira in Igbodo community, Ika North East local government area of Delta state. It was gathered that the fire started in the wee hours of Thursday in Illabor quarters and could not be put out. A resident of the community, Nkem Nweke who stays in ...

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Kano: Properties worth N167m razed by fire, 19 lives lost


Kano state fire service has disclosed that 19 persons lost their lives in different fire outbreaks across the state last month. The spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed who revealed this to the media said properties worth over N167m were also consumed in the same fire outbreaks. He said 43 fire outbreaks were recorded within the month and the ...

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Man docked for allegedly setting brother’s house on fire


A 30-year-old man, Idowu Ogunseye, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly setting his brother’s house on fire. Ogunseye, a resident of Ajegunle, Lagos, with no stated occupation, is being tried for arson. The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15 at Alakuko, Lagos. He ...

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