A two-storey building located at Abagana in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State, was gutted by fire on Wednesday December 18.
The second and third floors of the building owned by late Chief Sir Joe Nwankwu of Orofia village were mostly affected by the fire which started off by 6pm.
Though the cause of the fire is not yet known, it was however learnt that the fire was brought under control due to the quick intervention of the men of the fire service in collaboration with the residents of the area.
Anambra Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident and also revealed that no life was lost. He said;
“On Wednesday, at about 6:pm, there was a fire outbreak at the residence of late Chief Sir Joe Nwankwu of Orofia village Abagana in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State.
“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Abagana CSP Prince Ezejiofor rushed to the scene and alerted the fire service who responded promptly and put off the fire.
“The area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.
“Cause of fire is yet unknown and property worth millions of naira were destroyed.
“The Nigeria Police especially the Abagana Police Command were so helpful during the fire incident. The general public were also very helpful during the fire fighting."