Go To Desktop Site
Custom Search

Midnight fire destroys property in Ilorin

Date: 2018-02-03

 

A midnight fire wiped off property worth millions of naira including a block of rooms around the Odoota area of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State on Thursday night.

Saturday Tribune gathered that the affected building located along Kilometre 1, Lagos-Ogbomosho bye pass, was used mainly as office and workshop by some artisans.

The affected occupants, who bemoaned their losses, have appealed for help from government and philanthropists to ameliorate their situation.

One of the victims, Alhaji Akindele Moshood, who said he lost one Toyota Hilux Van, Caterpillar spare parts, six generating sets, heavy duty tyres, fridges and other valuables including huge amount of cash, said that the fire started around 11.00pm long after all of occupants had closed for the day.

Moshood, who is President of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Kwara State chapter, said although eyewitness and neighbours helped to call men of the fire brigade in the state, their arrival was much too late to salvage the situation.

When our reporter visited the scene yesterday, officials of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, who owned the burnt Hilux Van that was under repair at the workshop, were seen inspecting the premises. They however refused to speak with newsmen on the incident.

Residents and eyewitnesses appealed to the state government to make the fire service more proactive in cases of emergency arguing that if the service had arrived on time the situation might have been saved.

Some of the victims of the incident were observed packing debris of their losses from the site as at the time of filing this report.

Source


Recent Posts

Kwara Indigenes Want Genuine Change, APC Chieftain Tells Governor-elect

Whistleblower Alleges Threat to Life over WAEC Certificate of Kwara Governor-elect

Experts take blood sugar, blood pressure, urine tests to Ilorin market

NANS KWARA BERATES KWSG GOVT ON FUNDING, SAYS KWCOED OKE ODE IS IN SHAMBLES

Kwara After O To Ge: APC, Abdul-Razaq and Burdens of Transformation, By Omotayo Suleiman

Don't steal funds, group cautions outgoing Kwara govt.

Closeup on APC leaders in Kwara

Kwara Election: Time to build bridges not walls

TFPI Launches Campaign Against Drug Abuse In Ilorin

I'll surpass Saraki's achievements in four years, says senator-elect

Pensioners Task Kwara Governor-elect On Campaign Promises

NPFL striker Fortune Omoniwari joins Kwara United to rediscover form

Kwara, Saraki And Post-Elections Issues By BODE GBADEBO


Most Popular

APC's Abdulrazaq wins Kwara governorship election

APC wins all 24 seats in Kwara House of Assembly

I will not loot Kwara's treasury - Gov-elect, Abdulrazaq

APC defeats PDP 16-0 in Kwara state

Four to die by hanging in Kwara

EFCC Arraigns Internet Fraudster in Ilorin

INEC replaces collation officers in Kwara

AS NEW DAWN BREAKS IN KWARA STATE. By Abdulbaqi Jimoh

Kwara pays February salary

2019 election: What I'll do to ensure APC wins Kwara guber - Saraki

Why Saraki lost Kwara Central - Abu Ibrahim

The Message from Kwara. By Olusegun Adeniyi

Kwara: PDP, APC in last minute calculations