An early fire outbreak has guttted part of Yola prison, The fire was noticed around 8 pm, this caused panic in the neighboring streets and major streets leading to the prison.
The prison, located near Lamido of Adamawa’s palace was full of security men just to settle the panic.
The controller of the prison, Mr Andrew Barka confirming the incident told media that only 2 people sustained injuries in the fire outbreak and they were immediately taken to Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Only two of our staff sustained minor injuries and I rushed them to Federal Medical Centre for treatment. I cannot say what really caused the fire for now but the fire affected only the administration block, particularly the office of the Chief Warder. “All prisoners are safe in their rooms, it is just the administration block that is affected and now things are okay
, Mr. Barka added