Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
A mysterious fire outbreak yesterday gutted the office of the Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Murtala Usman Mani.
Mani confirmed the fire incident to newsmen in Sokoto.
THISDAY checks revealed that the fire started around 8a.m and lasted for several hours before it was put off by a combined team of police and men of the state fire service
The police boss said preliminary investigation revealed that the fire outbreak was caused by electrical spark.
He disclosed that the fire outbreak not only affected his office but the surrounding complex in the state command.
Mani stated that eight fire fighting vehicles were deployed to the police headquarters by the state fire service, adding that the firemen did their best in putting off the fire.
He said a meeting had been summoned to review the situation stressing that findings on the extent of damage and cause of the incident would be made known to the public.
The commissioner to this end, commended the firemen, policemen and others that participated in putting off the fire.