On Saturday, Kaduna city was in disarray after a fire destroyed the home of controversial Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi.
According to reports, the fire destroyed the Islamiyya School, which is located near Alimi Road in the city’s centre.
The Islamiyya school also housed the abode of the fiery Islamic cleric who was frequently associated with banditry.
According to a source who requested anonymity, there was dense smoke pouring out of the glasses, leading other residents in the area to go get water to put out the fire.
“We just noticed smoke coming from one of the classes.” “We immediately caught the attention of the people nearby and began bringing water to prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings,” the source told journalists.
Meanwhile, the controversial cleric has verified the incident through his media consultant, Malam Tukur Mamu, noting that no lives were lost.
He said that the fire, which lasted four hours, had no effect on the Sheikh, his family, or his domestic staff.
According to the media aide, the Kaduna State Fire Service was praised for its quick reaction to a distress call.
Mamu sent a statement to press shortly after the occurrence headlined, ‘Fire guts part of Sheikh Gumi’s resident,’ which accused that part.
Meanwhile, another tragedy occurred when a suspicious fire destroyed some corpses held at the morgue in Agagbe town, Gwer West local government area, Benue State.
Around 5 p.m. on Friday, the mortuary was claimed to belong to St. Francis Xavier Parish, Agagbe.
According to a local, some of the bodies deposited at the morgue had been burned beyond recognition.
“We don’t know how many corpses were in the morgue, and the source of the fire is still unknown; we just discovered that the morgue caught fire Friday evening,” a local stated.
SP Catherine Anene, the State Command spokesperson, confirmed the mortuary fire and stated that six corpses were burned.
“It is true, the DPO is on it, the information we received is that the fire started somewhere and only extended to the morgue. Six corpses were burnt, investigation is ongoing,” Anene said.