• Fire guts police barracks in Lagos, renders many homeless

    Fire guts police barracks in Lagos, renders many homeless

    A fire on Friday razed a police barracks in Nigeria’s largest city and commercial hub, injuring one person and once again exposing the abysmal living conditions in the megalopolis of 20 million.

    “It took the fire service more than one hour before they responded to our distress call,” Inspector Mike, a resident of the Ijeh police barrack told AFP.

    “By the time they came, the fire has reduced everything into a rubble. That’s why we drove the fire fighters away,” he said.

    “You […]