The residence of Imo State Deputy Governor Eze Madumere at the Commissioners’ quarters in Owerri, was hit by fire on Thursday.

The fire destroyed a building, buses and other valuables worth millions of naira.

Confirming the fire incident, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Uche Onwuchekwa, said the fire is suspected to have been triggered by a burning bush very close to the building, however, the real cause of the fire is not known at the time of this report.

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He added that the inferno spread to the visitors’ waiting hall and razed the entire building.


Fire fighters battled the inferno to prevent it from affecting other buildings.

Deputy governor Madumere has vowed to investigate the cause of the fire.

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