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    Monday, 18 November 2013

    How fire raized down ACP quarters at police college in Lagos


    Samuel Jinadu, spokesman, Police College, Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday said that investigation had begun over the fire incident that razed an Assistant Commissioner of police quarters.
    Jinadu disclosed this in an interview with www.allvoices.com reporter in Lagos, while speaking on the update of the fire inferno that happened on Tuesday night.
    He said that the timely intervention of men of the Lagos State Fire Service saved the official quarters of senior police officers at the College from been razed completely.
    ``When the fire started, the Commandant of the College, CP Yahaya Garba called the fire service men and supervised the operation. No life was loss. All the property of the ACP burnt.
    ``The Commandant has ordered for an investigation into the fire incident. As at the time of the incident, no police student was in the college.
    ``The building affected was not part of the newly renovated ones,’’ Jinadu said.
    Our reporter, who visited the scene of the incident observed that the ACP family members were seen washing few clothing they were able to savage, while the children books littered on the floor.
    www.allvoices.com also observed that new clothing were brought in for the ACP to wear, while some officers were preparing to relocate him and family to another safe place.
    Mr Rasak Shodipe, Director, Lagos State Fire Service told our reporter that they were able to put out the fire for about two hours, with two trucks of 10,000 litres water each from Ilupeju and Ikeja stations.
    Shodipe said that the fire started from the upstairs, while the ACP family members were down stair..
    ``There is need for collaboration between the police and fire service. We are ready to save their property. There is need for more collaboration between the services.
    ``They have been securing our lives; we are ready to protect their lives, property from fire. I urged the police authority to send some of their men for fire training, we will be glad to take them on fire prevention and fire attack.
    ``Not quite long, there was fire incident at the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) market in Ikeja, we were there to save the market and goods,’’ Shodipe noted.
    eeudomyahoocom is based in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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