Abeokuta -The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday confirmed that no fewer than six shops were destroyed by fire in different parts of Abeokuta.
Mr Kareem Olanrewaju, the Public Relations Officer of the corps, identified the affected areas as Alowonle in Adigbe, Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba and the Trade Fair Complex in Oke Mosan. He further told newsmen that the fire outbreak was reported in the evening.
Olanrewaju, however, said that the causes of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, adding that the corps had begun full investigation into the disaster. He said that the destroyed six shops were in Adigbe area, adding that the timely intervention of officials of the Ogun Fire Service prevented buildings in Abeokuta Grammar School from destruction.
Olanrewaju said that the eyewitnesses suspected that bush burning by unidentified men might have caused the incident at the Trade Fair Complex, Oke Mosan. NAN recalls that the incident came barely 24 hours after seven vehicles belonging to the state government were burnt by fire at the state secretariat complex.
Also recently, a part of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s house at Olusegun Osoba Hilltop in Abeokuta was damaged by fire.