Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Fire outbreak renders 300 homeless in Yenagoa

By Nathan Nwakamma on 14/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 543

•Aftermath of the fire incident
•Aftermath of the fire incident

More than 300 persons on Saturday were rendered homeless in Yenagoa after fire gutted a neighbourhood in Ekeki suburb of the Bayelsa State capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the inferno, which occurred at about 2am, also destroyed valuables worth millions of Naira. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained.

Residents of the affected area located behind the Ekeki Divisional Police Station said they lost to the fire items such as generator sets, television sets, bales of fabrics, huge sums of money and phones, among others.

However, no life was lost.

One of the residents, who gave his name simply as Nicholas, suspected that the fire might have been caused by a candle as there was no electricity supply at the break of the fire.

He said that firemen, who arrived at the scene in three vehicles, stopped the fire from spreading to  the Ekeki Police Station.

“It happened this morning, some minutes to 2am. Three fire-fighting vehicles came and stopped the fire. If not it could have entered the police station.

“We don’t know what caused the fire. Whether it was candle light, we don’t know. But it started with a little smoke coming out from someone’s house and a woman saw it, but she did not tell anybody.

“We are over 300 people living here: families, husbands and wives and their children.

“One woman lost N300,000 that some persons kept in her custody. Her husband’s money was N120,000. Everything got burnt; one kobo is not remaining,” Nicholas said.

He appealed to the Bayelsa State government and well-meaning organisations and individuals to come to their aid as they could not salvage their valuables. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 14/01/2018 12:47:36 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
15 poorest Kano LGAs selected for FG’s empowerment...

Sacked Anambra citizens in Abia seek Obiano’s intervention...

FIRS hires 5 directors secretly

Fake EFCC officials on the prowl

As Obasanjo, Fashola joins the blame game, By...

Federal Fire Service saves N26.4bn property in 6...

Delta moves to strengthen mathematics, science education

Ebola: NANF wants Super Eagles, DR Congo match...

Osun Govt. uncovers unapproved recruitments at LAUTECH Teaching...

Reps disagree with Ajaokuta Steel concession process

Buhari mourns as pioneer CAN President dies

Catholic Bishop raises the alarm over flooding in...

 

Latest News Why kidnappers are after me — Mikel Obi’s father •Opens up on strained relationship with Mikel Buhari, APC, governors woo Saraki with juicy offers 9 family members perish in boat mishap Apostle Sulaiman under attack over failed prophesy on Ekiti election Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock Killings, greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence — Dickson I’m no longer in APC, Gov. Ortom insists Alex Otti back in the race for Abia governorship Dino Melaye suspends inauguration of projects America soon to get first Muslim Governor? Will Nigeria Air succeed where others failed? U.S. regulators approve new malaria drug

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,308 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,068 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,473 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,911 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,209 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,897 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,995 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,949 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,547 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,247 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,021 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,147 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,364) Business Verdict (47) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,153) Interview (158) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,324) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,630) Religion (788) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement