Another school hostel was on Friday night gutted in Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State.
Property worth millions were reportedly destroyed when the female storey building hostel belonging to Loretto Special School of Science went up in flames.
Confirming the incident, the Police spokesperson, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, said no life was lost in the incident.
He said: “On 17/01/ 2020 at about 7:30pm, there was a fire incident at Loretto Special School of Science Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha L.G.A of Anambra State .
“The fire incident occurred upstairs of RED HOUSE Hostel/Dormitory within the premises of the school compound.
“As a result, many properties were damaged by the inferno.
“Following the distress call, Police patrol team led by DPO Neni Division SP Asadu Uchechukwu rushed to the scene and alerted Fire Service department who equally responded and put off the fire.
“The area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot.
“No loss of life and no injury sustained. Cause of the fire and value of property destroyed is yet to be ascertained.”
Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
It would be recalled that a hostel belonging to Patterson Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha was also gutted by fire few weeks ago.
An 11-year-old JSS 1 student of the school was burnt beyond recognition while property worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno.