- Fire razed a police plaza located on Jos Road, Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, on Tuesday morning
- Properties worth millions were destroyed by the fire incident as it started around 1am and could not be put out until 7am
- According to an eyewitness, about 7 shops in the plaza were affected, and properties belonging to tailors and solar engineers were destroyed
According to The Punch, an eyewitness said the inferno was caused by an electric spark in one of the shops in the complex around 1am on Tuesday, November 8.
Most of the properties belonging to the Nigeria Police Force turned to ashes before the arrival of the Nasarawa state fire service officials to quench the inferno.
Arewa Nasawara Lafia Police Fire Accident
The witness said:
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“The fire began around 1am on Tuesday. It burnt properties worth millions of naira before the fire service people came."
The witness disclosed that the fire service men could not put out the fire until around 7am, when more fire-fighters were deployed to the scene.
Witness expresses concerns for victims of fire incident
He added that about 7 shops belonging to a tailor, cloth seller, solar engineer and other big businesses were burned to ashes.
The witness expressed concern about the survival of the victims whose businesses have been affected. He then urged the government to come to their aid.
The POWA Plaza is located beside the Area Commander of the Nigeria Police Force office in Lafia and opposite Governor Abdullahi Sule's 2023 campaign office.
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