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Katsina State House Of Assembly Gutted By Fire Overnight

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The upper chamber of the Katsina State House of Assembly got razed by fire overnight, Tuesday midnight/Wednesday morning, April 20, 2021. Katsina State House Of Assembly

Members of the Katsina State House of Assembly were arriving on scene and set to hold plenary sessions inside the chamber on Wednesday morning when it was learnt that an assembly staff, who wanted to tidy up the chamber on Wednesday morning, opened its doors only to find out that the whole place had been gutted and raised the alarm.

Governor Aminu Masari, who visited the House of Assembly complex to assess the damage, expressed shock at the incident.
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The Katsina State House of Assembly Deputy Chief Whip, Salisu Rimaye, who was also at the scene of the incident, said the root cause of the incident is yet unknown, adding that a team of electricians had begun processes to ascertain its cause.

He revealed that the fire was discovered when the clerk of the house instructed the Sergeant at Arm to go and clean up the chamber.

He added that the fire extinguishers in the assembly were initially used to curtail the fire before men of the state fire service joined in putting it out.

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Rimaye said no life was lost in the incident. See more photos below;

Photo Credit: Getty

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