Fire at Delta police headquarter as Command fights ugly rumour


Kasarachi Azuka, Asaba

The police command in Delta State may have stopped a fire outbreak in their communication engine room but the ugly rumour it has spread in the state may not be easily nipped in the bud.

The Delta State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed that there was fire outbreak at the command’s control engine room in the afternoon. Rumour however spread that unknown armed men may have attacked. This happened as many police stations have come under attack in the prevailing period. The police has been fighting to show that the one in Asaba was different.

The confirmation was made via a statement signed by the Acting Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, and made available to the media in Asaba.

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 out break affected only a part of the control room.

“Fire service was called immediately, and their timely intervention saved the situation”, he added.

“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”.

He said that investigation into the incident has commenced.

Edafe disclosed that the commissioner of police urged members of the public to ignore any rumor contrary to the actual fact stated above.