File Photo: Fire incident
The Anambra State Fire Service reports that a fire incident has affected two secondary schools in Nawfia, situated in the Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that the fire which started from a bush spread to Community Secondary School and Comprehensive Secondary School, both of which are in Nawfia.
Reports indicate that the fires, which broke out in the evening, originated from a nearby bush and spread to the school buildings.
The State Fire Chief, Martin Agbili 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.
As we are at the peak of harmattan, I wish to use this medium to call on all School Principals, Headmasters and Headmistress who have their Schools closer to bushes to find ways to cut down the bushes far away from their schools.”