Passengers, motorists count losses as fire razes NTA park in Jos
Several properties including shops have been destroyed by a midnight fire at NTA Park, a popular motor park in Jos, Plateau State.
The motor park is located opposite the NTA Jos Network Centre on the Yakubu Gowon way, Jos.
A senior officer of the Federal Fire Service in Plateau State confirmed the incident, according to POLITICS NIGERIA.
The officer said the cause of the fire which happened on Wednesday night was still unknown, adding that the fire service had deployed its men to contain the situation.
The fire which started around 7:30 pm was said to have lasted for several hours before it was eventually put off by men of the fire service.
The Chairman of the motor park, Maikwudi Ibrahim, told newsmen on Thursday that although no life was lost, the outbreak destroyed several properties including shops.
“The fire started in the office of our Financial Secretary and spread to shops around the park.
“The fire was much because it started where tires and forgotten items of passengers were kept and everything was burnt down.
“The drivers who always sleep in the park were still around, they were able to quickly remove their vehicles, and that saved vehicles from being burnt. But the fire spread to shops and razed them down,” Ibrahim said.