By Ovie Okpare
A section of the Delta State Police Command headquarters in Asaba was on Thursday afternoon gutted by fire.
It was gathered that a section of the police headquarters’ building housing the Control Engine Room was affected by the raging inferno.
The incident occurred around 2:30pm on Thursday causing panic among police personnel and visitors.
Although the fire had been put off but what led to the fire outbreak remains known. It was gathered that no life was lost in the incident.
However, the command has confirmed the incident, saying its control room was affected by the inferno.
The Statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said an investigation into the cause of the fire had been launched.
“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 commenced. The commissioner of police urges members of the public to ignore any rumor contrary to the actual fact stated above”, the statement read.