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Fire Guts FIRS Office Complex In Katsina

Channels Television  
Updated July 20, 2020
A logo of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

 

A fire has gutted the office complex of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Katsina State.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at the office complex which is located directly opposite, Muhammadu Dikko Stadium.

An eyewitness account told Channels Television via telephone that he saw men of the state fire service busy battling to extinguish the fire but one of the security guards on duty debunked the statement off camera.

He said “Indeed there was fire outbreak but it was not as it’s being exaggerated on the social media spaces.

“What Happened was not true. During the incident, electric light was not there neither the generating set operating.

“It was only our inverter room that was totally gutted by the fire. Thank God, the fire outbreak was extinguished by men of the state fire service who came with three vehicles, and within a short time it was over.”

Meanwhile, efforts to access the room where the incident happened proved abortive as the facility was totally locked by the officials.