January 4, 2018 – Man Loses N200 Million As Fire Destroys Shops In Abakaliki Ebonyi State
A small complex attached to a house in Abakaliki Ebonyi state was gutted by fire today where property worth over 0.5million Naira were destroyed.
Pictured above is the aftermath of a fire which gutted a 10-room bungalow at #7 Momo street in Abakaliki in the early hours of Thursday.
Here is what one of the occupants, Umaru Yakubu told journalists:
“We lost many things. My brother who is a tailor lost his industrial machine and everything in the shop. Another brother of mine who trades on cattle lost over N200 million. He was supposed to travel to the north the following day” .
“For over 15 minutes, the officials of the Ebonyi State Fire Service did not come even when their station and the scene is just a stone throw. When they finally came, they sprayed little water and packed up; complaining that they don’t have enough water” .
The fire was caused by an electric spark from a plugged refrigerator.