- Several properties are destroyed by fire at the home of a former Senate president David Mark in Benue state
- Some properties destroyed by the inferno include two ambulance vehicles as well as over 15 motorcycles parked in the premises
- Witnesses disclose that fire spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of the ex-senate president’s residence
Several properties were destroyed on Thursday, January 2, when fire gutted the home of a former Senate president, David Mark, in Otukpo town, Benue state.
Daily Trust reports that some properties destroyed by the inferno included two ambulance vehicles as well as over 15 motorcycles parked in the premises.
Witnesses disclosed that fire spread from a nearby bush bordering the fence of the ex-senate president’s residence.
It was reported that fire was so intense that efforts made by domestic workers to control the inferno failed before the arrival of the state fire service in Otukpo.
"We made every effort to quench the fire but the more we tried the more it continued to spread,” one of the domestic workers," who preferred anonymity, said
It was when we noticed that we could not stop it from engulfing the guest house that we called in the Fire Service.”
At the time of this report was published, none of the family members has yet commented on the matter even as it was learnt that Mark himself was away from home.
Meanwhile, in another report, parts of Kara market along Lagos-Ibadan expressway were on Tuesday, December 31, gutted by fire.
Although the inferno has destroyed a lot of vehicles and shops in the popular cattle market, no official statement has been made on what caused the disaster or the extent of damage done so far, The Nation reports.
Eyewitnesses and journalists report that the incident caused serious gridlock along the major expressway.
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