Fire guts Kano Police station

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The Kano State Police Command reports that a fire has ravaged the Divisional Police Office in Nasarawa Local Government Area.

Kano’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usaini Gumel, revealed that the incident occurred during the early hours of Monday.

“At about 05.45 a.m. the Divisional Police headquarters was engulfed by fire and a major part of the building was burned down completely.

“This is in spite of prompt response by the State Fire Service,’’ he said.

“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.

At the start of the year, on Saturday, January 13, a fire broke out at the Kano Police Command headquarters located in Bompai.

Reports indicate that the fire originated in the provost’s office and subsequently spread to various areas including the Finance Department, Conference Room, office of the Police Public Relations Officer, office of the Assistant Police Commissioner (Administration), and that of the Deputy Commissioner (Admin).

The fire extensively damaged all the offices situated on the top floor of the Police Command building, which was constructed in 1967. Notably, the office of the Police Commissioner remained unaffected by the fire.