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JUST IN: Fire Guts Police Plaza, Destroys Property

JUST IN: Fire Guts Police Plaza, Destroys Property

Property worth millions of naira have been destroyed following a fire outbreak at the POWA Plaza, Jos road, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

An eye witness told our correspondent that the fire outbreak was caused by an electricity spark in one of the shops around 1am on Tuesday morning.

Fire Guts Police Plaza
Fire Guts Police Plaza

He said the fire burnt most of the properties in the building which belonged to the Nigeria Police Force, before the Nasarawa State Fire Service officials arrived to put out the fire.

Fire Guts Police Plaza

He said, “The fire began around 1am on Tuesday morning. It burnt properties worth millions of naira before the fire service people came.

“They still could not completely put out the fire until 7am this morning when they sent some more fire fighters to the place.

“More than seven shops were affected. A tailoring shop, a boutique, a solar shop and other big businesses were burnt to ashes.

Fire Guts Police Plaza

“I wonder how the business owners will survive after these huge loss that they have encountered. The government should see how to help them out of the situation.”

Our correspondent reports that the POWA Plaza is beside the Office of the Area Commander of the Nigeria Police Force, Lafia, and opposite the 2023 campaign office of Governor Abdullahi Sule.

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