Though no casualty was recorded, the fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and sympathisers.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Haruna Mohammed, said that investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Police operatives led by DPO CPS Onitsha SP Ifeanyi Iburu quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent looting and further catastrophe. Fire Service was equally contacted and they responded promptly.
“The fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and other sympathizers in the area. No loss of life and no injury have been reported
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Monday Bala Kuryas has appealed 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.”