NPS says no one hurt in Kuje prison fire incident

NPS says no one hurt in Kuje prison fire incident

Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:37 am

Ja’afaru Ahmed, boss, NPS

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says no one was hurt in the fire incident at the Kuje Medium Security Prison hospital on Friday evening.

Mr Humphrey‎ Chukwuedo, NPS, FCT Command Public Relations Officer who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja described the incident as ‘minor.’

He said that the fire was, however, immediately put out by security personnel at the scene.

“‎No one was hurt as neither the medical staff nor inmates were around the building as at the time of the incident,” he said.

Chukwuedo said that‎ the cause of the fire is not immediately known but that the smoke may have emanated from a faulty electrical equipment in an adjoining building.

He said that the equipment were used for teaching inmates handworks.

The spokesperson added that detailed investigation had commenced into the cause of the incidence.

He said that normalcy has been restored and that the prison yard is calm and peaceful.


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