Federal Fire Service Blacklists Nasarawa Town Over Attack on Firefighters

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – Controller General of the (FFS), Ibrahim Alhaji Liman, has suspended further operations in Mararaba, a town in bordering the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over incessant attacks on in the area.

Spokesperson of the Service, SF Ugo Huan in a statement on Sunday said the decision to blacklist the town followed the latest attack on operatives and fire fighting appliances last Thursday.

The statement reads; “The Controller General, , Dr Liman Alhaji Ibrahim MIFireE has condemned in strong terms, the attack on the men of the Service at Mararaba in .

“The sad event took place on Thursday, 7th January 2021 in Aku village behind police post in Mararaba, .

“The Nyanya station of the in the FCT which is close to Mararaba in Nasarawa State received a fire call at 11:50 am and quickly responded, arriving the area at 11:55 am.

“Efforts to get to the scene of the fire was unsuccessful as a with clubs and dangerous attacked the fire truck and on sighting them which led to sustaining different degrees of injuries, and the fire truck windscreen badly damaged.

“The were already mobilising to burn the truck but the driver was able to quickly drive the truck to a nearby .

“The incident has since been reported to the police and the police has assured that all those involved will be and they will face the full wrath of the law.

“The Controller General is saddened by the incessant attack on in areas such as Mararaba in Nasarawa State whenever they respond to fire calls. He has therefore directed that should henceforth not respond to fire calls in Mararaba area of Nasarawa State and other areas known for this barbaric act as the Service cannot afford to risk the lives of its men and expose its very expensive trucks to destruction.

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