The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed a fire outbreak at its Divisional Police Office in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, has raised questions about the safety of law enforcement facilities in the region.
Confirming the incident, Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Usaini Gumel, expressed concern over the extensive damage caused by the fire.
Gumel revealed that despite the prompt response from the State Fire Service, a significant portion of the police headquarters was consumed by the flames.
“An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire, with authorities working diligently to secure the area and prevent unauthorized access.
Gumel assured the public that the arms and ammunition stored in the office remained secure, alleviating fears of potential danger posed by the incident. This unfortunate event marks the second time a police station in the state has been engulfed by fire in 2024, following a similar incident at the Kano Police Command headquarters in Bompai earlier in January.
The fire, which started in the provost’s office, spread rapidly, causing extensive damage to several key departments within the command. While efforts are underway to address the aftermath of these incidents, questions linger regarding the vulnerability of law enforcement infrastructure and the need for enhanced security measures to safeguard against future emergencies.
As authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fires, the community remains vigilant, hoping for swift resolution and improved safety protocols to prevent such occurrences in the future.