Fire Guts Katsina State House of Assembly Chamber was on Wednesday gutted by fire.

The recently renovated Chamber by the Katsina State Government.

The incident is coming barely 30 days after the occurrence of the same scenario at the Katsina Central Market

Which also led to lost of items worth billions of naira

The Speakers section also burnt down

According to an eyewitness, the fire was put out by the joint firefighters and security agents stationed there,

He also acknowledged that no lost of life or any casualty

In the meantime, the Deputy Chief Whip of the House and member representing Kankia constituency, Salisu Rimaye has said that no one can actually say the real cause of the incident.

He said the Assembly got to know about the incident when the clerk of the House instructed the Sergeant at the arm to go and clean up the chamber.

The gallery in the chambers

He explained that the Sergeant at arm opened the chamber and discovered the fire.

He further stated that a team of electricians at the Assembly has started a process to a certain the real cause but, he attributed it to electrical appliances especially the air conditioner left on.

The fire started right behind the Speaker’s seat with the seat of the speaker completely burnt to ashes.

Other areas affected are the press and guest gallery as well as some seats of other members of the assembly.

The State Governor Aminu Masari has visited the chamber for an assessment. He sympathised with the Deputy Chief Whip and other principal officers of the Assembly.

Meanwhile, the House is reportedly on strike at the time of the incident due to the demand for financial autonomy from the executive arm.

Fire Guts Katsina

By Onome F.E

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