Onitsha Plaza went up in flames as goods destroyed

Plaza in Onitsha with goods worth millions of naira were on Friday destroyed by fire when a story building went into flames in Woliwo layout, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The building, located along Okagbue Agba street in the area, was reportedly razed around 8pm.

No life was lost in the incident, almost all the shops located at the upstairs of the building were razed down.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying no casualties were recorded in the inferno.

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Woliwo fire depiction

He however said the fire was put off by men of the Fire Service department with the assistance of local volunteers.

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He said, “At about 8pm, there was a fire outbreak at one storey building (Ogbo Akwukwo plaza) along Okagbue Agba Street Woliwo layout, Onitsha in Anambra State.

“Police Patrol team led by DPO CPS Onitsha SP Iburu Ifeanyi rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to loot.”

Mohammed further revealed that the cause of the fire and value of property destroyed were yet unknown, assuring that investigation were on to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.