Metro Fire Outbreak Destroys 300 Homeless in Yenagoa

There was confusion in Ekeki suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Saturday after fire gutted a neighbourhood, rendering 300 persons homeless.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the inferno, which occured at 2am, destroyed valuables worth millions of naira.

The cause of the fire has not been ascertained.

However, there was no loss of life.

Residents of the affected area located behind the Ekeki Divisional Police Station items such as generator sets, television sets, bales of fabrics, huge sums of money and phones, among others were lost.

An eyewitness identified as Nicholas, said the fire might have been caused by a candle as there was no electricity supply when the incident occurred.


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