From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
An unexpected fire has yesterday razed down the house of Jigawa state Accountant, General Alhaji Haruna Ahmed Aminu situated in Dutse, the state capital.
The fire which was alleged to have been caused by the restoration of electricity after about 13 hours since it was taken away due to last night’s wind storm that have felled trees and some electric cables within the state capital.
Speaking to our reporter, an eye witness, Mallam Nasiru said, that when electricity was restored he was the one that changed the line that has been on generator to the electricity line.
According to Nasiru who said was resides in the house and a student with Dutse state Polytechnic said, “when NEPA restored light around 12 noon I went and switched off the line from the generating set that has been on since morning to NEPA.”
“After a while, one of the maids of the house came out shouting fire, fire which made me to start attempting at pouring water from the tap but to no avail”, he said.
He said the fire which seems to have started from the bedroom of the accountant general defied all attempt by even the people that rushed in to support the process.
However, our reporter observed that the fire could not have been put-off if not for the intervention of the airport fire engines that supported the state fire service.
It was observed that apart from the house that was completely razed down, properties that include cloths, electrical items and furniture were completely destroyed in the inferno.