Fire destroys petrol-laden tanker, shops in Jimeta

The Director, Adamawa Fire Service Directorate, Mr Abdullahi Adamu, said that fire has destroyed a petrol-laden tanker, some shops and other property worth millions of naira around Airport Roundabout in Jimeta.

Adamu confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Monday in Yola.

He said that the incident occurred on Monday at about 6:00 a.m. when the petrol-laden tanker was involved in an accident which resulted in the splitting of the fuel and the concomitant fire outbreak.

He said that the state fire service, in collaboration with other sister fire stations, put out the fire with no loss of life.

“We teamed up and put out the fire. We were able to separate the head of the truck from the tank; there was no loss of life.

“It was only the tank, the oil and nearby shops that got burnt. We thank God it did not split to a nearby filling station,” he said.

Mallam Usaini Abubakar, Chairman of Traders Association in the Area, said that the fire gutted 12 container shops with their goods.

He commended the efforts of the fire service and security agencies in controlling the situation and called on government to come to their aid.

Mr Femi Williams, Managing Director, Susej Construction Company, appealed to the state government to assist the victims, especially the traders whose goods were completely turned into ashes.

He said that his business, which was close to the scene of the incident, was affected alongside two vehicles parked close-by.

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