REPORTER: AMECHI ODO
Fire has gutted a popular club known as Rockefellers and a shop located at No 2 Udeoji Street opposite Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium Abakaliki in Ebonyi State.
The Manager of the Club House, Mr. Chidi Chukwuemeka, said he was alerted early Wednesday morning (about 6am) by one of the workers who informed him that the fire emanated from the roof of the House.
Mr. Chukwuemeka said another worker who was sleeping in the Club House when the fire started sustained fire burns while all the property in the facility was destroyed before the arrival of the fire fighters.
The State Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Raphael Ibiam, said though the Fire Office was contacted late, their intervention helped to contain the fire from spreading to a nearby shop and residential homes around.
An owner of one of the shops in the area, Mr. Ogbonna Oko, said his shop would have been destroyed by the fire if not for the efforts of the fire fighters.
The incident occurred barely one week after another popular relaxation centre, Real Exclusive was gutted.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU