Fire consumes 2 schools in Anambra


Bush fire gutted two secondary schools at Nawfia, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra state with some properties destroyed.

Blueprint learnt that the affected institutions – Community Secondary School and Comprehensive Secondary School, Nawfia were gutted on Saturday and Friday respectively.

According to sources, the fire started from nearby bushes before escalating to the schools, destroying some classroom blocks and desks.

The Director, Anambra State Fire Service, Dr Martin Agbili, who confirmed the incidents failed to provide further details.

He said, “At about 1849hrs (6.49pm) of Saturday 27-01-2024*, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of heavy fire outbreak at Community Secondary School, Nawfia.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to the fire scene. The heavy fire outbreak emanated from nearby bush and spread to the School buildings. We arrived and battled the fire with assistance of some individuals who were there before our arrival.

“On Friday 26-01-2024, we also battled a heavy fire outbreak at Comprehensive Secondary School, Nawfia which emanated from bush fire and was spreading to the School buildings.”