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Great Nigerian Insurance House Building On Fire In Lagos Island: 5th Tallest Skyscrapper In Nigeria Destroyed

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Great Nigerian Insurance House Building On Fire In Lagos Island: 5th Tallest Skyscrapper In Nigeria Destroyed

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Nov 4th, 2013 –Tallest Building In Lagos State Destroyed: Great Nigerian Insurance House On Lagos Island On Fire

Great Nigerian Insurance House Building On Fire In Lagos Island: 5th Tallest Skyscrapper In Nigeria Destroyed

One of the tallest building recently completed in Lagos Island has been destroyed by a mystery fire that started around 5am on Monday morning on the first floor.

The popular 25-storey building that housed Mainstreet Bank is also the warehouse for many Lagos-based traders.

According to sources, tenants and traders who have merchandise stored in the building wept bitterly as fire destroyed the whole building located on Martins Street.

Commercial activities in the Balogun area of Lagos Island was paralysed by the raging fire that took is currently being put under control.

According to eye witnesses report, the fire that started on the 1st floor of Great Nigerian House building took over the 4th floor around 10:30am.

LASEMA (Lagos State Emergency Management Agency) officials were called in but the strength of the fire almost overpowered most of their equipments.

Around 11 am, the firemen were able to prevent the fire from spreading to plazas around the area.

Mr Rasak Fadipe, the director of Lagos State Fire Service, said that the fire service received a distress call around 6.34 a.m. that the building was on fire.

According to National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA’s spokesperson, the fire was still raging as at the time of this report.

Below are more photos from the scene of the fire



  1. Plantina

    November 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    I believe someone did this intentional to cover up some sort of evidence

  2. Martys

    November 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Seriously this must be investigated this is something fishy in this mystery fire

  3. pretty

    November 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    its a serious thing


    November 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    even in such a place no fire fighters or what or the person who put the fire is also responsible for there inability to act and put out the fire while it was still on the first floor

  5. Olawale ojo

    November 4, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    The cause of the fire incident should be thoroughly investigated.

  6. godwin

    November 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    dis is were appropriate security av to come in play cos to me i wud say d last set of staff dat left office forgot or intensionaly didnt put off some of d appliances dat rusulted to a spark of socket which prompted d fire outbreak,,,,,,,,,,so to me dey nid to strengthen dia security

  7. Uzoma Richard

    November 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    The fire is suspecious. Who will investigate? Somebody or people must have stollen huge funds and set the building on fire. This is not the first time they commit this type of crime. When was the fire noticed? when was the fire service called? how long did it take the fire service to respond? do they have the correct rquipment to fight this type of fire?. Nigeria is a corrupt enterprise.

  8. Uzoma Richard

    November 4, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    The fire started 5am and fire service was not called until 6:34am a whole 1 hour 34 minutes. Go figure. This fire was set to cover up some huge embezzlement. Were outside auditors set to come in to audit their books? This is a big shame.

  9. Desaia

    November 5, 2013 at 5:04 AM

    dat is (occultic war) dem wee de top de always join join one occult or d other. When d time reach for u to renew ur sarcrifice and u delay u see some thing like this. He who hire lion to come to and secure his house must definitely feed it else it wil use any thing in compound as feeding

  10. Cashier Ebruphiyor

    November 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    what could have cause the fire?

  11. sophie

    November 5, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    naija people dey loooook!
    dem no even fear if d hot water pour for dem body……

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