Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has visited the scene of the recent fire incident in Ehere community along Ikot Ekpene road in Aba, where a petrol laden truck caught fire and destroyed over 25 shops.
The truck which was on its way to discharge petroleum products on Monday caught fire and destroyed goods and properties worth millions of Naira. No life was lost.
The Youth Leader of Ehere community, Mr. Enyinnaya Lazarus, who received the Governor informed him that no life was lost as a result of the unfortunate incident and thanked him for the visit and promise of assisting those whose goods and properties were destroyed by the resulting inferno. According to him, goods and other articles belonging to at least 25 traders where destroyed before the fire could be controlled.
Speaking to the affected traders and residents, Governor Ikpeazu said: “I share your pains with you in this tragic incident. While we thank God that nobody died, we may not be able to replace all you lost here, but we will surely assist those affected to return quickly back to business.”