Fire guts police divisional headquarters in Kano, destroys documents, valuables

The police command in Kano State says the Divisional Police Headquarters in Nasarawa Local Government Area has been gutted by fire.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hussaini Gumel, told NAN in Kano on Monday that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday.

‘’At about 05.45 am the Divisional Police headquarters was engulfed by fire and a major part of the building was burned down completely.

‘’This is in spite of prompt response by the State Fire Service,’’ he said.

Gumel said an investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire.

‘’The area has been cordoned off to prevent intrusion by on lookers and miscreants, the arms and ammunition in the office are very safe.

‘’The Divisional Police Officer is currently sorting out some of the affected documents,” he said.