Midnight fire razes seven shops in Anambra

No fewer than seven shops were on Sunday morning gutted by fire in Ufuma, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident which occurred around 1:20am, destroyed property worth millions of naira.

The Nation gathered that the cause of the fire might be power surge following electrical fault.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said no life was lost, adding that value of property destroyed was yet to be determined.

He said, “On the 6/12/2020, there was a report of fire incident at Ufuma junction in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State.

“The fire incident which allegedly started around 1:20am razed down completely Seven (7) lockup shops destroying properties worth millions of naira.

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“Meanwhile, police operatives attached to Ajali Division visited the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from looting while the fire was put off by local volunteers.

“No loss of life and value of property destroyed is yet to be determined.

Case under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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