A fire incident at the Delta State Police Headquarters on Thursday caused panic as police officers and visitors scampered for safety.
It was gathered that the fire was caused by an electrical spark that occurred at the Command control engine room.
The fire reportedly demanded some gadgets and part of the building housing the unit, especially the roof.
However, the cause of the spark was not known as at press time, but a dependable source said some brave police officers made effort to rescue some vital documents from the unit and other offices sharing building with it.
The source told Vanguard that men of the fire service came in as soon as they were alerted, adding that no life was lost.
Confirming the incident, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe said; “today 22nd April 2021, at about 1445 hours, there was a fire outbreak at the command control engine room.
“The command wishes to state that the fire outbreak affected only a part of the control room. Fire service was called immediately, and their timely intervention saved the situation.
“Presently, fire has been put out. Cause of fire incident not yet known but suspected to be as a result of electrical spark from the communication engine room.
“Meanwhile, investigation into the incident has comenced. The Commissioner of Police urge members of the public to ignore any rumor contrary to the actual fact stated above.”
Source: Naija News