The Federal Secretariat of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Asaba, the Delta State capital has been completely razed down by fire.
The fire started on Tuesday when passersby and staff who resumed work discovered the inferno spreading wide, a situation they were said to have raised the alarm that attracted fire servicemen including sympathizers within the premises
The NYSC office, located on the 2nd floor of the Federal Secretariat, it was gathered was completely razed by fire.
In a swift reaction, the State Coordinator, Mrs. Olutayo Samuel, disclosed that the burnt NYSC offices in Federal Secretariat Asaba, was not caused by unknown gunmen, adding that the source of fire is still unknown.
Meanwhile, the police have debunked claims that unknown gunmen burnt the building, saying it must have been due to an electrical fault.
Speaking to our correspondent, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Edafe Bright, said: “The whole place was locked so it is very possible that they put on any of the electrical appliance. There is no access to the place. It was the corpers’ section and they are in camp. It is possible that it was caused by an electrical issue.”.
Recall that there has been palpable tension and fear of the unknown in the State following the bombing of two police stations by yet unidentified gunmen currently on a rampage in various states of Nigeria
While joint efforts to the state-owned fire service and the federal government were still battling to ensure that the fire spread was put out, staffers of various offices at the Secretariat we’re send running helters sketchers over the strange fire outbreak that had consumed many of the offices
Vehicular movements were temporarily paralyzed with tricycle riders in Asaba and its environs shouting for help.