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2 kills, 10 rescues in fire incidents in Adamawa in 2014

Two persons were confirmed killed in  fire incidents  in Adamawa in 2014.


Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu , the state Director fire services made this known to Newsmen in Yola on Monday


Adamu said that ten people  and property worth twenty five million Naira were saved  from the fire disaster in the year under review.


” In 2014  fire incidents , two persons killed,   while 10  people were safe  across the state.” Adamu said.


He said that in the year under review a total of 102 fire incidents were recorded across the state with the Yola North  ( Jimeta) Local Government Area leading with sixty five incidents.


On the  fire safety revenue generation, he said that the total target of 2014 was five million naira but due to insecurity challenges it was able to realize  only two million naira .


” Last year, five officers were sent  on a  course for fire manship training  to enable them pick up with modern fire fighting techniques.” Adamu added.


He complained of lack of  cooperation and support from people especially while on duty to quench fire outbreak.


Adamu identified  lack of functional fire fightimg  equipment both in the headquarters and  three other sub stations in the state as among the major constraints affecting effective service delivery of the department.