The Kano state police command has said that the Divisional Police Office in Nasarawa Local Government Area has been razed down by fire.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Kano, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Usaini Gumel, revealed that the incident happened in the early hours of Monday 12 February 2024.
He noted further; “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’’.
The police Commissioner who stated that an investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire, added that the area has been cordoned off to prevent intrusion by on-lookers and miscreants.
Gumel disclosed that the arms and ammunition in the office are very safe and that the Divisional Police Officer is currently sorting out some of the affected documents.
Meanwhile, earlier in the year, the Kano Police Command headquarters in Bompai was gutted by fire on January 13.
It was learnt that the fire, which started in the provost’s office, extended to the Finance Department, Conference Room, the office of the Police Public Relations Officer, the office of the Assistant Police Commissioner (Administration), and that of the Deputy Commissioner (Admin), among others.
While the office of the Police Commissioner was not affected, it was however reported that the entire offices on the top floor of the Police Command built in 1967 were razed down by the inferno.