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100 Shops, 2 Reported Dead Destroyed As Fire Guts Kano Market

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Two people were confirmed dead and over 100 shops razed down in a fire incident in Kano State.

Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, the public relations officer, Kano State Fire Service, confirmed the incident to Daily Post on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

He said the incident happened at the Badume vegetable market in the Bichi local government area of Kano State.

He said three persons were trapped, including a female and two males.

Abdullahi explained that a rescue team was quickly mobilized to the scene and were rescued unconscious and later taken to the hospital and two were confirmed dead.

He charged the public to use fire and electrical appliances with care to avoid inferno.

Yusuf said the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

HORROR: 2 Suspected Robbers Burnt To Death In Enugu

Two young men trying to rob POS operators at the Independence Layout area in Enugu  were, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, set ablaze by angry youths

It was gathered that the angry mobs did not allow the police to take them to their station, but decided to take the law into their hands.

Before setting them on fire, they were first stripped naked, filmed and the video circulated on social media.

The country director of the Global Society for Anti-Corruption, G-SAC, Mrs Amaka Nweke condemned the jungle Justice.

Nweke, however, condemned the attacks on POS operators but said people should not take laws into their hands but hand over such matters to law enforcement agencies.

“I condemn what the robbers do to the POS operators but at the same time, I condemn mob action.  They should have handed them over to the police instead of taking laws into their hands,” she condemns.

However, a resident who would not want his name in print said the robbers deserved what they got.

“I like the way they were set ablaze alive so that it will serve as a deterrent to others.  If you have been a victim of these bad boys, you will even want a worse thing to happen to them.  I do not pity them.  Let them burn in hell for all I care,” he said.

The police were yet to confirm the incident as the police spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said that he had not been informed about the unwholesome development.

“The incident has not been brought to my notice but I’ll find out,” he said.

How 8 Hoodlums Scaled Fence Of INEC Office Compound, Set Building On Fire

Some suspected hoodlums, in the early hours of Thursday, burnt an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Iyana Mortuary lll in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Punch reports that the hoodlums, numbering about eight, scaled the perimeter fence, jumped into the premises, and set the INEC building on fire from the back.

It was gathered that the hoodlums after invading the premises, soaked loaves of bread with petrol and threw same into the building at different angles to light up the INEC office.

It was further gathered that a security guard at the facility identified as Azeez Hamzat, had made a distress call to the police around 1am alerting them on the fire incident.

The police from Ibara division reportedly mobilised detectives to the scene and later contacted men of fire service in the state, who raced to the scene to put out the fire.

When contacted, the Ogun INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niyi Ijalaye confirmed the incident, describing it as shocking.

The REC said the situation was still being assessed.

He said “It is correct that our office was set on fire. The police are investigating. I do not know what to say. I’m in shock myself.

“We called the police and other security agencies at night. The fire brigade put the situation under control. The level of damage is still being assessed.

“It is very shocking and untoward. The security agencies are doing their very best. We are meeting again later today to come up with other strategies (toward securing our facilities).”

A source in the INEC hinted that the store, the Registration Area Officer’s office, and the conference room were affected by the inferno.

The source also told our correspondent that non-sensitive materials were also affected by the fire.

“No life was lost and no injury was sustained in the fire,” the source disclosed.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, could not be reached for comments as of the time of filing this report.

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