Onitsha fire: Obiano to probe firefighters, compensate victims

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State says his government will probe the activities of firefighters in the state as it relates to Wednesday’s tanker fire incident in Onitsha.

Obiano who spoke through his Commissioner for Information and public enlightenment, Mr C Don Adinuba said the probe will seek to know the reason for the inability of the outfit to put off the fire on Wednesday.

The governor who commiserated with bereaved persons and those who lost properties to the incident also called on affected persons to come to the government house on Monday as his government had plans to ameliorate their plight.

The release read, “Governor Willie Obiano expresses sympathy to the families of a woman and a child burnt to death in a truck accident in Onitsha. The fire also razed structures, including shops, on Upper Iweka Road, Onitsha.

“Governor Obiano has directed owners of properties affected by the tragic accident, including shop owners, to report at the Conference Room of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday, October 21, 2019, see how the Anambra State Government can assist them.

“A panel will be set up immediately to determine the cause of the accident, why the firemen could not put out the fire and how the condition of the victims can be ameliorated.”

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