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Anambra: Agony As Fire Guts Timber Market At Nnewi

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Fire yesterday night gutted the timber market, which is situated in Nnewi North Local Government Area, LGA of Anambra, The Eastern Updates reports. 

The was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Anambra Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili, who indicated that the inferno started at about 11:30 am.

The statement which was sent to The Eastern Updates read, “When we received a distress call of a fire outbreak at timber market in Nnewi, we immediately deployed our fire trucks and gallant firefighters to the scene to fight, control and extinguish the fire.

“The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown but it emanated from the gully heep of saw dust which threw smoke that covered the entire market although no life was lost.

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“The timber market was completely saved due to the timely intervention of our firefighters. The heavy fire was battled till about 5:40 pm.”

In another report, the Michael Okpara University, Umudike, Abia State has indefinitely suspended its ongoing academic activities following the protest by students against the increment of school fees in the early hours of yesterday.

The Eastern Updates gathered from a statement by the Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Maduebibisi Iwe, that academic activities of the institution had been suspended indefinitely after the violent protest.

The statement read in part, “This is to notify the public that the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State woke up to experience the violation of the long-existing peace of the university this morning.

“To safeguard life and properties on campus, the university management has on behalf of the Senate ordered an indefinite shutdown of the university indefinitely.”

The school management advised all the students to vacate the university premises immediately or no later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

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