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Fire razes police station in Kano

The Dakata Divisional Police Office in  Nasarawa Local Government Area, has been gutted by fire.

The state police command, however, said arms at the station were intact.

The state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, told newsmen in Kano that the incident occurred Monday morning.

He said, “The Divisional Police headquarters was engulfed by fire and a major part of the building was burned down completely.”

According to him,  firefighters from the State Fire Service were immediately  mobilized to put out the fire.

Gumel said an investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The area has been cordoned off to prevent intrusion by on-lookers and miscreants, the arms and ammunition in the office are very safe. The Divisional Police Officer is currently sorting out some of the affected documents,” he said.

Giving further update on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said electric spark ignited the fire which razed the police station located opposite KEDCO substation in Dakata Quarters.

Kiyawa, however, said minimal damage were recorded from the incident.

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