70-year-old traditional ruler loses building, property to fire

THE village head of Akugom, Assiga New Town in Yakurr local government area, Chief Michael Alibi, has appealed to the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, to come to his aid following a fire disaster that razed his entire building.

Speaking with newsmen at Assiga New Town, Chief Alibi also appealed to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to provide relief materials to save his family from the current hardship occasioned by the inferno.

The 70-year-old monarch who stated that the appeal had become imperative following the monumental loss suffered as a result of the incident noted that apart from razing the entire building, the fire also destroyed property worth a million naira.

Chief Alibi who could not as at press time ascertain the cause of the fire, stated that the inferno came to him and the entire household as a surprise.

He however thanked God that none of his family members died in the fire.

At the moment, Chief Alibi and his family are being accommodated by one of his neighbours.