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Edo deputy governor tasks police on fire incident in NYSC

By Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin City   |   22 February 2017   |   2:40 am  

Philip Shaibu

Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu yesterday tasked the police to quickly conclude investigation into the fire incident that gutted parts of the state secretariat of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) last Saturday.

Shaibu stated this when he visited the burnt facility and decried the incident.

“I have seen that a lot of things have been destroyed including documents and mattresses, police are already investigating to unravel the cause of the fire. So, the police need to carry out a thorough investigation while we await their report so that the state government can take it from there”.

The deputy governor added that from the preliminary investigation’s report available, it seemed the incident was as a result of someone’s carelessness.

The Edo State coordinator of the scheme, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi who was on hand to receive the deputy governor and conducted him round the burnt offices, said investigation was already ongoing.

It was, however, gathered that the fire which completely destroyed everything in the main stores started at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

Mattresses, official files and documents were among other valuable items lost to the fire incident.



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