Chaos today in Anambra State today after shops reportedly catch up with fire in an uncompleted structure.
9jatoday has been informed today that a four-storey building in Anambra state, very close to a Catholic Church, at Odume Layout, Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government was razed with fire.
According to a witness who spoke with newsmen, the reason for the fire outbreak is linked up with some combustible materials which were said to be kept in one of the shops at the place where the incident occurred.
He said, “It is an uncompleted building where people buy engine oil and other combustible materials. We were surprised when we saw the fire outbreak at the building.”
A residence in a building close to where the fire gutted also confirms the incident, noting that some men of the Fire Service had earlier checked and put off the fire when it started, but that the fire started again some moments after they left.
“They left thinking they had succeeded in quelling the fire. But as soon as they left, the fire rekindled.
“We have already contacted the fire service from Awka, praying the fire does not spread to other buildings in the area before they arrive,” she added.
However, the Police Spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who was contacted ascertain that he will notify the Divisional Police Officer of the area, unfortunately, no response again was received from him till the time this report was given.
Meanwhile, 9jatoday had reported in another news that some officers of the Nigerian Police in Sokoto State have made an arrest of a locally made gun manufacturer in the state.
9jatoday learnt that the man whose name is revealed as Yahaya Umar was arrested by some officers of the Sokoto State Police Command for having with him about five locally made firearms.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, who confirms the arrest, he said while parading the suspects at the headquarters of the police command in Sokoto that Umar was intercepted by men of Operation Puff Adder along Kebbe- Ungushi feeder road in Kebbe local government area.