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How fire guts Next Cash and Carry supermarket in Abuja – Staff

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How fire guts Next Cash and Carry supermarket in Abuja – Staff

The Popular supermarket in Abuja, Next cash and carry in Kado, gut fire a day after Christmas, and people seem to be wondering what the problem might be with supermarkets getting burned.

According to a worker at the supermarket in the Jahi area of Abuja who said that the inferno was caused by an electrical surge.

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He said, “The fire started around 8am. We called the fire service but the firefighters did not arrive on time. We made attempt to put out the fire but we couldn’t find the key to the fire truck stationed at the supermarket. The fire won’t have escalated if they had arrived on time. The fire was caused by an electrical surge.”

One of them who spoke to journalists accused the fire service of getting to the scene late.

However, people are seen to be looting the store despite being on fire.

The FCT Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Ben Igwe, said the police were there to ensure the place is adequately secured.

He added that the place was barricaded to discourage hoodlums from looting the store.

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Nigerians have taken to the social media page to lament the incident as they recalled that a few months back, a popular supermarket, Ebeano, also caught fire.

However, some people claim that it is suspicious that Ebeano caught fire and just now Next cash and carry also burning down.

The FCT fire service, Federal Fire Service, the Fire unit of the Nigerian Navy and Guards brigade, and fire trucks from Julius Berger are still on the ground trying to quench the fire as of the time of filing this report.

How fire guts Next Cash and Carry supermarket in Abuja – Staff

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