Suspected thieves have been apprehended at the Isi Gate area of Umuahia Abia State following a criminal act of arson on a commercial complex where different goods are sold in wholesale quantities.
Speaking with IgbereTv newsmen on Saturday, the landlord of the shopping complex, Chief Madu Shibata, the Enyi of Ibeku said he received a phone call from his younger sister at about 3am on Saturday, notifying him of a fire incident in the complex.
“She told me my building along Lagos Street by Owerri road was on fire. Before I could get there, men of the fire service were there but unfortunately, their presence was of little value because they came without water.
Only residents of the area were able to come to our rescue. Their intervention prevented the fire from encroaching to nearby buildings.