LP Chairman, Abure’s Abuja residence gutted by fire

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Residence of the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barrister Julius Abure, was in the early house gutted by fire.

National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh in a statement claimed that there was an assassination attempt on Abure.

Ifoh said the residence was “gutted by a mysterious fire which started a few minutes after 1am while Abure and the members of his family were asleep.”

The statement quoted a member of the family who narrated the incident, saying the family was woken up by neighbours and security men living in the compound.

The statement reads: “The entire family was 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”, he said.