CP Abang cautions against rampant cases of fire incidents in Anambra State


…Harps on preventive measures

Concerned over the rampant cases of fire incidents which have now become almost a daily occurrence in Anambra State, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang has urged “Ndi Anambra” and residents alike to endeavour to take preventive measures in order to avert or minimize cases of fire outbreaks ravaging the State.

The CP who stated that Statistics by the command revealed that the major causes of fire incidents in Anambra State are basically harmattan season, bush burning, electricity, careless handling of gas cooker, over-speed, overloading of trucks and potholes among others, also expressed regrets over the incessant incidents.

CP Abang therefore cautioned the public against bush burning, reckless driving especially by trucks laden with inflammable substances, and overloading, which incessantly cause electric sparks when in contact with EEDC cables hovering across the highways.

He enjoined residents of Anambra State to always switch off all electronic appliances in their homes and various offices when not in use to avoid electric power surge.

It would be recalled that, between 16th October, 2019 and date, the command has recorded about twenty five (25) cases of fire incidents officially reported as follows, Six (6) cases involving trucks, ten (10) cases involving residential buildings, two (2) cases involving markets, two (2) cases involving schools, three (3) cases involving government offices, one case each affecting a church and hotel respectively.

The resultant effects of the above cases of fire incidents include loss of lives, injuries to persons and destruction of buildings and numerous properties worth billions of Naira, thereby subjecting the victims to untold hardships.

Photo: Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP John Abang.

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