Police investigate fire incident in Nsukka lock-up shops



The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Lawal Abubakar, has ordered an investigation into the fire incident which occurred at a one-storey lock-up shops in Nsukka, Enugu State.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement issued on Tuesday in Enugu that the fire incident occurred in the afternoon of Oct. 25.

According to him, the lock-up shops are located opposite Peace Mass Transit Motor Park.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the fire, which burnt eight shops in the storey-building before it was put out by personnel of Enugu Fire Service with support from volunteers, is suspected to have been caused by electrical surge in the building.

“However, no live was lost, while the police have secured the building to avoid untoward criminal activities.

“To this end, the commissioner has commiserated with owners of the shops over the losses incurred.

“The state police boss has urged citizens, especially owners of business buildings, to ensure electrical wirings and other installations are properly fitted and maintained to avoid incidents of this nature,” he said. (NAN)

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