Fire razes building in Lafia, destroys N7 million properties

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A fire outbreak in Lafia has destroyed property worth N7 million. The seven-room apartment is located along the popular B.A.D road in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

It was gathered that the fire started at 11.30 a.m from one of the rooms and later spread to the other rooms.

Ms Aisha Ishaq, an eyewitness and member of the affected family, said she raised alarm to attract neighbours when she saw flames coming from one of the rooms, adding that no electricity or gas cooker was available to have ignited the fire.

Also speaking on the incident, another witness named Ishaq commended the efforts of the community and Fire Service personnel that made several attempts to put out the inferno, but to no avail.

“Although the community came out with water to put out the fire, their efforts yielded no positive result as the fire has already spread beyond control,” he said.

The owner of the property, Mr Isiaka Baban-Uwa, who was visibly distraught, lamented that he lost over N7 million to the inferno.

“In fact, I am confused right now; is hard to believe that all that I labour for years has gone just in a day.

“The property that was destroyed is more than N7 million as am talking to you now. l lost all that I labour for years.

“I have 18 children with three wives here; where will they live now that my house is destroyed by fire,” he said.
Baban-uwa, however, appealed to relevant authorities, especially Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency and philanthropists to help him.

Confirming the incident, Mr Dogara Dalhatu, an official of the State Fire Service, said the immediate causes of the inferno cannot be immediately established.

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