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Police investigate two fire incidents on Christmas Day in Enugu

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Police Command in Enugu State has commenced full-scale investigation into two separate fire incidents in Enugu city that occurred during the Yuletide and destroyed property worth millions of Naira.

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The Command’s Spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Monday that police operatives of Ogui Division in Enugu had begun investigations into the fire outbreaks.

Mr Amaraizu, SP, said the fire incidents occurred on December 25, 2017 and January 4, 2018.

He said the outbreaks occurred at Otigba Garden in Ogui axis and at I.T.C Computer Department located at Achike Udenwa Complex of the Institute of Management Technology, IMT, both in Enugu.

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“It was gathered that the fire incident which allegedly erupted on December 25 had engulfed the roof of the Achike Udenwa Complex of IMT before the arrival of the fire fighters which prevented its escalation.

“However, some properties were said to have been destroyed by the inferno.

“Similarly, that of the Otigba Garden is said to have occurred in the early hours of Jan. 4 but the intervention of the fire fighters prevented its escalation.

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“Although property said to be worth about N2.5 million was said to have been destroyed by the fire.

“The cause of the two fire incidents has yet to be ascertained as full scale investigations have commenced,’’ he said.

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