Fire guts Onitsha plastics market




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A plastics market by Amobi Street, Onitsha in Anambra State, was in the wee hours of Friday gutted by fire.

Though no casualty was recorded, the fire was extinguished with the help of fire fighters and sympathisers.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Officer (PPRO), CSP Haruna Mohammed, said investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

words: “On 5/3/2021 at about 1:50am, there was a fire at a plaza located at plastic market by Amobi street Onitsha in Anambra State.

“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 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

“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 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.”

News Express