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Fire Razes Samsung Phone Plaza In Abuja


November 7, (THEWILL) – Samsung Plaza, a popular mobile phone and accessory shop, located along Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2, Abuja, was on Monday, razed by fire.

Spokesperson of the FCT Fire Service, Ibrahim Tauheed, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, said no casualty was recorded.

According to him, “When the fire gutted the building, one Mrs Ngozi, the owner of Mozini Spa, situated behind Furniture House, made a distress call to him at 7:38 pm.”

He explained that the fire, which was commercial in nature, engulfed a two-storey building filled with Samsung products.

“Preliminary investigation indicated that the fire resulted from careless welding activities near a pile of empty, combustible cartons.

“Asokoro Fire Station was the first to arrive at the scene at 7:43 p.m. However, they faced hostility from some hoodlums who started pelting their fire truck with stones.

“So, to ensure the safety of the firefighters and their equipment, the leader of the crew, DSF Ahmed Katsina, directed the driver to take an alternate route to Ahmadu Bello Way and alerted the police control room. Upon the arrival of the Nigeria Police personnel, they fired shots in the air and used tear gas to disperse the unruly crowd.

“Allowing firefighters to commence their firefighting efforts, but regrettably, the delay caused the fire to intensify and spread throughout the building.

“Nevertheless, concerted efforts were made to prevent it from spreading to nearby structures and the nearby filling station”, the statement added.

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