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24 Nigerian Policemen Left Homeless As Fire Destroys Ijeh Police Barrack In Obalende Lagos

ijeh police barrack fireAfter fire

September 17, 2016 – 24 Nigerian Policemen & Family Members Left Homeless As Fire Destroys Ijeh Police Barrack In Obalende Lagos

A wild fire destroyed a police barrack in Obalende Lagos yesterday, injuring one person and once again exposing the bad living conditions in the Sunshine state.

“It took the fire service more than one hour before they responded to our distress call,” Inspector Mike, a resident of the Ijeh police barrack has said. “By the time they came, the fire has reduced everything into a rubble. That’s why we drove the fire fighters away,” he said.

Before fire

Also, Martina Undie, another resident, said:

“You can see that all the 24 flats have been completely burnt. We could not salvage anything,” Undie said a man who was sleeping at the time of the incident “got some serious burns on his body” and was in hospital. Charred household items including stoves, fridges, and television sets littered the area.



  1. Metu Nyetu

    September 17, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    TWO BAD! BUT I HAD TO CHUCKLE when I read you chased the fire fighters away when they eventually came. Is it because of their lateness? I never knew that a thing like this could provoke you guys, for it seems to be your own calling. Blame not the firemen! Rather, blame the system we’ve found ourselves in for this delayed response. Sorry for the loss of life and property!

  2. sola olaniyi

    September 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    This is an opportunity for them to get a more befitting house from the force

  3. fifelomo

    September 17, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Eeeyah, thank God no body died in the inferno.

  4. fifelomo

    September 17, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    What could have bn the cause?

  5. venerable

    September 17, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Thank God no life was lost, may God replenish all the lost for the owners.

  6. Jilo

    September 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    One of our problems as a black nation is maintenance. I don’t know how long that building has been built but this kind of building needs regular maintenance. We don’t have to wait until the whole structure cracks or dilapidated beyond maintenance before we can fix it right. Fire outbreak sometimes is inevitable but are we doing the right thing to maintain our structures?

    The same thing applies to our Roadway, drainage system, water line system, government offices and facilities. All these structures need regular maintenance for them to last longer. That police barrack has long due for renovation and maintenance. Department of housing should be in position to monitor government housing to make sure they are of standard. This is where our money should go not diverting them for personal use. Hiring some painters, plumber every two years to fix some decaying parts of the building will not only beautify the building but provide jobs to some Nigerians.

    In some advance civilizations, law enforcement officers are provided with very nice habitable apartment homes or allow them to go and rent an apartment of their choice while government will reimburse them for that. It is very disheartening that we are still living the old style while the rest of the world are improving themselves.

  7. betty

    September 17, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    Nigeria police drove the fire fighters back cos they were late lolz so funny. as if they are always there wen u need them. thank no no life was lost.

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