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Ibari Ogwa speaks after fire incident


Fire.<br />AP Photo/Noah Berger

One of the biggest entertainment hangout centers in the Southeast, Ibari Ogwa Village, located along Port Harcourt road, Owerri, Imo State, was gutted by fire.
The fire incident, which was traced from a nearby bush that some smokers allegedly set ablaze with cigarette, escalated through wind that carried particles of the burnt weed to the rooftop of Ibari Ogwa’s local bar. 

Earlier, the CEO, Mr. Chukwudi Ofoha, who reacted through his social media handle, recalled that, “While in a meeting where we were discussing on how the Valentine show would be, I decided to take a quick nap before heading out for some business appointments. Later, I came out and saw a bush on fire, like a few blocks away.

“I asked to verify what caused the fire, they said some people were trying to clear a bush. Like I knew what was going to happen, I quickly told them to go control the fire but before I could say the next word, the harmattan wind had already pulled some dry leaves up. Next thing, I saw my bush bar, the newly built Ikwokrikwo Village and Bar was on fire. Thank God no life was lost, though goods and properties worth One hundred and twenty million naira were lost. But in all, we are still standing strong and still open for business.” 

He called on the security agencies to join hands together with other well-meaning Nigerians to control the incessant and illegal burning of bushes,

Ofoha assured that they are not deterred offering quality entertainment to their valued customers, as they are still open for business.

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