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Fire outbreak in Yola prisons

03 July 2012, 07:27

 Yola - A night fire, which started around 8 pm, has gutted parts of Yola Prisons and caused panic in Yola town with major streets leading to the prison.

Confirming the incident, the Controller of Prisons, Mr Andrew Barka, who accompanied those injured to Yola Federal Medical Centre, said that only two people were injured in the fire incident.

"Only two of our staff sustained minor injuries and I rushed them to Federal Medical Centre for treatment. I cannot say what really caused the fire for now but the fire affected only the administration block, particularly the office of the Chief Warder.

"All prisoners are safe in their rooms, it is just the administration block that is affected and now things are okay," Barka added.

NAN reports that night activities have grounded to a halt in Yola town as people are rushing home following the incident.


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