Fire outbreak hits plaza at plastic market Onitsha


An unnamed plaza at the Plastic market Onitsha by Amobi Street was in the early hours of today gutted by fire.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police command, CSP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident in a statement in Awka on Friday stated that no casualty was recorded as the fire was extinguished and investigation commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

He disclosed that Police operatives led by DPO, Central Police Station (CPS), Onitsha, SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.

Mohammed added that the Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly even as he observed that the fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area.

According to him, “No loss of life and no injury have been reported. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the extent of damage and circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas,fsi appeal to the public to always apply safety precautions especially by switching off all electrical appliances in their homes, shops and work places when not in use in order to avert similar ugly incidents which could also lead to loss of lives and injuries especially during this harmattan period.”

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