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    Friday, 16 September 2016

    Fire outbreak reduces 24 flats at Obalende police barracks in Lagos to ashes

    Feelers emanating from Obalende in Lagos, south-west Nigeria have it that 24 flats were reduced to ashes Friday following the fire outbreak that occurred at Obalende police barracks.

    www.urhobotoday.com quoted a police inspector in the area as saying telling AFP that “it took the fire service more than one hour before they responded to our distress call,”

    The words of the inspector: “By the time they came, the fire has reduced everything into rubble. That’s why we drove the fire fighters away,”

    “You can see that all the 24 flats have been completely burnt. We could not salvage anything,” Martina Undie, another resident said.

    Undie said a man who was sleeping at the time of the incident “got some serious burns on his body” and was in hospital.
    Charred household items including stoves, fridges, and television sets littered the area.

    Accommodation is just one of the many problems dogging police in Nigeria. Many public service workers have not been paid on time due to a crash in oil prices.

    The oil-producing country slipped into recession last month with inflation hitting a double-digit high of 17.1 percent at the end of July.

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