The Disaster Management Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and men of the Kwara State Fire Service prevented serious destruction as fire outbreak gutted Binuyo Compound, off Sabo Line , Isale Maliki area of Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday.
According to an eyewitness account, the fire completely razed a six bedroom flat belonging to one Alhaja Khadijat Sulaiman and property worths millions of naira was destroyed in the inferno.
Confirming the incident to the newsmen in Ilorin on Friday, the spokesman of the NSCDC in the State Babawale Zaid Afolabi explained further that the fire outbreak was reportedly caused by electric spark largely due to substandard cable used during the electrical connection of the building.
” Our officers from the Disaster Management Unit and men of the State Fire Service responded swiftly and were able to prevent the inferno from spreading to the nearby buildings’ Babawale disclosed.
Edited by Felix Ajide