Kachikwu’s Home Under Police Siege

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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu

By ‘Dotun Akintomide

The Abuja residence of the minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has witnessed heavy presence of the men of the Nigerian Police Force since Sunday evening to prevent the invasion of suspected intruders, The New Diplomat has learnt.

This follows a fire outbreak that was said to have gutted the residence located in an estate in Asokoro affecting mainly, Kachikwu’s room. Though there has not been coherent reports on what led to the incident, but neighbors were said to have noticed that there were suspicious characters around the house of the  petroleum minister before the fire outbreak on Sunday evening.

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Since Sunday the house has been sealed off and it is being heavily guided by security men and the police.

it was gathered that the damage caused by the inferno has been minimal, so far, as security personnel and some first responders on the ground at the time of the incident were able to put off the fire.

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Though, the minister hasn’t made any statement of note on the incident, but some of the witnesses to the inferno reportedly claimed it was caused by electrical faults in the home.

Recall, Kachikwu has dominated news headlines in the past weeks, after a weighty petition he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, was leaked to the public.

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