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No life lost in National Theatre fire – Official


A fire broke out on Saturday night at the office of the National Council of Arts and Culture within the National Theatre Complex in Iganmu, Lagos. 

Fortunately, no human casualties were reported from the incident. However, the unfortunate event resulted in the loss of four cows and three goats kept within the vicinity.

Mr. Amodu Shakiru, the Director of Public Affairs for the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, provided details in a Sunday interview. 

He stated that a gas cylinder explosion triggered the fire. 

The blaze posed a significant threat as it almost extended to the nearby Artistes Village in Iganmu.

“Property destroyed includes, four cows and three goats, suspected dead as a result of the fire. Firemen moved in to stop the inferno and our men with others put the fire out completely.

“The said property belongs to the National Council of Arts and Culture, located opposite Artistes Village. There is no human casualty involved,” he noted.


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