A about 12am on saturday, an electronic shop called Pe-Links was completely razed down by fire in Lokoja, Kogi state.
According to reports, the multi-million naira investment which belongs to a man identified as Peter Onujeme, and is located along Muritala Muhammed way close to GT Bank junction Lokoja, was completely burnt down as there were no firefighters on the ground.
According to an eye witness:
“The whole building was burnt down and goods worth of millions were destroyed. What a pity. Somebody’s hard-earned investment was completely destroyed by fire and nobody or even the constituted authorities could come out to salvage the situation. Now the owner is left with nothing. What is the function of the State and Federal Fire Service in Kogi State?
“What is more worrisome is the absence of the fire services to help out anytime there is a fire occurrence. The recent episode is therefore one too many.
“Whenever their services are needed, it is either they come out with one flimsy excuse or the order. Can you imagine, look at the office of the Federal Fire Service, just a stone throw to this electronic shop, and this shop still burnt down completely without any resistance from them.
“This situation is an ugly one because we can recall that two days back a tanker exploded in the same Lokoja Kogi state claiming lots of lives and properties and now this one is happening again,”