Mysterious fire engulfs Abure’s residence - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Mysterious fire engulfs Abure’s residence

The crisis rocking the Labour Party took a dangerous dimension yesterday with an alleged arson attack on the Abuja residence of the National Chairman, Comrade Julius Abure by yet to be identified assailants. 

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement in Abuja, alleged that Abure escaped “an assassination attempt at his residence.” 

Ifoh said, “His ( Abure’s) residence was also gutted by a mysterious fire which started a few minutes after 1am, while Abure and the members of his family were asleep.

“According to a member of the family who narrated the incidence, the family was woken up by neighbours and security men living in the compound who raised the alarm.

“The entire family were trapped as the inferno had reached the staircase making it impossible for Abure and family to escape. 

“However, it took divine intervention for the national chairman and his family to escape after neighbours and security men gallantly pulled down one of the windows upstairs making ways for the family to escape.

“Men of the Fire Service arrived shortly after Abure and his family were evacuated.

“Abure and his family were rushed to a private hospital where they are presently receiving treatment. Their condition is however stable.”

It was not exactly clear whether the matter has been officially reported to the police as at the time of filing this report. 

The party has been engulfed by a leadership crisis since the 2023 general elections. Matters got to a head with calls by the Nigeria Labohr Congress (NLC) and other stakeholders of the party for the National Chairman to resign.

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