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Fire breaks out in NTA Sokoto office

“The OB van, equipment, and office furniture have also been saved from the inferno,” an NTA statement said.

• December 4, 2023
NTA Sokoto on fire (Credit: NTA)
NTA Sokoto on fire (Credit: NTA)

An office of the Nigerian Television Authority in Sokoto has been gutted by fire.

The fire, which was said to have destroyed parts of the operational building of the station, lasted for hours before it was put out.

Confirming the fire incident in a post on its X on Sunday night, the national TV station said the fire was suspected to have been caused by a power surge.

The TV station said, “The fire that gutted parts of the operational building of NTA Sokoto network centre has been put out by the combined efforts of staff and intervention of firefighters.

“The inferno, which lasted for more than three hours, is now under control and has not affected the studio, equipment and other sensitive operational areas.”

It added that its engineers suspected “that the fire may have been as a result of high electricity voltage.”

“The OB van, equipment, and office furniture have also been saved from the inferno,” the statement on X said.

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