Breaking: Fire guts new FIRS building in Katsina
The newly constructed office block for Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Area office branch in Katsina was on Monday afternoon gutted by fire, Katsina Post learned.
An eyewitness account told Channels Television via telephone that he saw men of the state fire service busy battling to extinguish the fire but one of the security guards on duty debunked the statement off camera.
He said “Indeed there was fire outbreak but it was not as it’s being exaggerated on the social media spaces.
“What Happened was not true. During the incident, electric light was not there neither the generating set operating.
“It was only our inverter room that was totally gutted by the fire. Thank God, the fire outbreak was extinguished by men of the state fire service who came with three vehicles, and within a short time it was over.”
Meanwhile, efforts to access the room where the incident happened proved abortive as the facility was totally locked by the officials.