- Former president Olusegun Obasanjo's house in Abeokuta was gutted by fire
- The fire incident, reportedly caused by a power surge, happened in the late hours of Wednesday, February 12
- The state's fire service confirmed the incident, noting that the fire only affected a store, not the main building
The capital of Ogun state, Abeokuta, witnessed pandemonium on the night of Wednesday, February 12, as fire erupted in the house of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to The Nation, the house which is located at Ita-Eko area of Abeokuta was gutted by fire about 9.30pm.
Legit.ng gathers that the fire incident was allegedly caused by a power surge.
Residents of the area reportedly joined the former president's domestic workers to help in putting out the fire in an exercise which lasts for almost an hour.
Fatai Adefala who is Ogun state's director of fire service has confirmed the incident, He, however, said that the main building in the former president’s compound was not affected, noting that the fire only affected a store.
Adefala said fire service operatives helped in putting out the fire following the distress call they received in the late hours of Wednesday.
In a similar development, a raging bush fire destroyed a part of the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo state.
Speaking on the incident, Henrietta Yakubu, the head of corporate affairs of the airport, revealed that air rescuers and fire-fighters battled to quench the flames.
However, Yakubu reported that the inferno did not in any way affect flight bookings and other operations at the airport.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that ex-President Obasanjo disclosed that the late former President of Kenya, Arap Moi, educated him more than anyone else on Sudan.
Obasanjo acknowledged the contributions of the late Africanist towards the search for international peace, especially in Africa, notably his laudable efforts at engendering the successful outcome of the peace negotiations, which he brokered between the government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in 2002.
He further affirmed that the successful execution of the Machakos Agreement by the two major parties to the Sudanese conflict represented a substantial step in the direction of a just and durable resolution of the long-drawn crisis in Sudan.
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