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Tragedy As Fire Destroys Ilorin Complex



Tragedy struck in Ilorin, Kwara State capital early Saturday as fire gutted a mini shopping complex of 20 shops, destroying goods worth millions.

This incident occurred at Fufu Street, Sabo-Oke area of Ilorin, in Ilorin East Local Government of the state.

Confirming this, the spokesman of the state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, who said the fire outbreak was linked to a power surge, added that it occurred at about 05.57 hours.

He said, “upon receiving the distress call from one Mr Thomas, the Kwara State Fire Service promptly mobilized its firefighting team to the scene.

“The firefighters arrived at the location and swiftly initiated firefighting operations to suppress the flames and prevent the fire from spreading further.

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” Through the use of specialized equipment and firefighting techniques, the fire service personnel worked diligently to bring the situation under control.

“One shop was affected in the mini shopping complex of about 20 shops, however, the firemen were able to perform excellently well to minimize the direct and indirect damages.”

He said other shops in the building including many tangible properties were saved from the fire.

Director of Kwara State Fire Service, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa, urged the citizens to always cultivate the habit of switching off their electrical appliances even before bedtime, as it would help them to prevent the chances of fire outbreaks in their various homes, offices, and shops and also help them to drastically reduce it.

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