Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
No fewer than 19 vehicles were burnt to ashes, on Friday morning, at a mechanic workshop at Amanator Street, Awada Obosi near Onitsha, in Anambra State.
Although no life was lost or injury sustained, but the fire destroyed many vehicles parked at the mechanic workshop that were undergoing repairs when the fire outbreak occurred.
An eyewitness said that nobody knew the cause of the mysterious fire which also affected high tension wire that passed through the area.
READ ALSO: Fayemi reveals some members of his cabinet
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Haruna Mohommed, a Superintendent of Police, who confirmed the incident, said that it took the concerted efforts of the residents to put out the fire.
He said that police patrol team attached to Awada division rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the fire to loot property. He said that Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has been contacted to effect necessary repairs on the affected power line.
Mohommed, however, said that fire was under investigation to ascertain the cause of the incident.