Fire wrecks havoc in Omu-Aran, Kwara




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OMUARAN () – Fire has gutted a store Omu-Aran, Irepodun local government area of , destroying property estimated at N1 million on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the property destroyed the store located on Aperan Way, included foams, asbestos and building materials.

The fire was said to had broken out at about 4 p.m. and some sympathisers rushed to the scene to put out the inferno that raged for more than three hours.

The fire also destroyed a vehicle Reg. No: AA 512 , belonging to one Chief Popoola Rufus parked within the premises of the store.

An eye witness, Mrs Aishat Adeniyi, told NAN that she raised alarm when the fire broke out as she was inside the store.

“The fire actually started from the goods packed inside the makeshift store front of the warehouse before it spread.

“There was no sign of smoke, the only thing I saw was fire raging from the planks, packed inside the makeshift store outside the warehouse where I was sitting and I quickly raised the alarm,” Adeniyi said.

NAN that no life was lost during the incident.

The owner of the store, Alhaji Razak Olorunkemi, told NAN he did have any cover for the goods, saying that he had placed everything in the hands of God.

“What else do you want me to in this circumstance, God almighty is all knowing,” said Olorunkemi.

It would be recalled that the owner had suffered a similar fire outbreak in 2014 where property estimated at more than N50 million perished.

Meanwhile, a community leader, Alhaji Atolagbe Suleiman, has renewed call for location of a station in the community.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

Suleiman, who hold the  title of Oloo of Omu-Aran, said the two stations in Ilorin and Offa were far off to rescue ’s property in the event of fire disasters. (NAN)
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