Yola - A "mysterious'' fire on Monday burnt the store of the Adamawa Ministry of Agriculture at the state secretariat in Yola.
The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Lucy Ishaku, who confirmed the fire incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola, said that no casualty was recorded.
Ishaku said that the fire started at 3.30 p.m. while workers were still in their offices.
"The source of the fire still remains unknown because at the time of the outbreak there was no electricity supply from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
“Even though our generator was working at the time of the incident, it had no link to the fire,’’ the commissioner said.
She said that a panel would be set up to investigate the incident.
Also commenting on the fire, an official of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Gambo Daniel, said that the fire destroyed the store which contained documents.
He said the early intervention of the fire service prevented the fire from spreading to other offices in the ministry.