Mysterious fire raze down 18 houses in Otukpo community

No fewer than 18 buildings and property worth millions of Naira were on Friday razed in a mysterious fire outbreak at Akwete community in Alan Akpa ward of Otukpo Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state. 

The disaster which also left several families homeless and in dire need of support and assistance razed several food barns and farms in the community. 

Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the fire which started morning was reportedly ignited by unknown persons who set grasses on fire in the community probably to catch grasscutters. 

“We do not know the people who ignited the fire but they probably set fire on the bushes in order to catch grasscutters because this is the season but the fire went out of control and they ran away. 

“Over 18 houses and thatch huts were affected in the disaster including farmlands and food barns. 

“As we speak several families have been rendered homeless and in dire need of assistance because most of the victims lost their houses and other valuables,” he said. 

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