On Saturday, January 14, 2023 in the late afternoon, a fire completely destroyed the Bompai headquarters of the Kano Police Command.
According to reports, the fire originated in the provost office and quickly spread to a number of offices, including the finance department, conference room, PPRO office, Assistant Commissioner (Admin) office, and Deputy Commissioner (Admin) office.
Except for the commissioner’s office, all of the offices on the top floor of the 1967 structure were destroyed by the fire.
No one was hurt, and the records are unharmed, according to the command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who verified the occurrence in a statement.
“Today, 14/01/2023, a fire engulfed the first floor of Kano State Police Command’s Headquarters Bompai Administrative Block,” the PPRO said.
“No life was lost and no injury was recorded. The fire was brought under control by firefighters.
“His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna visited the scene, sympathize with the NPF, the IGP, the AIG Zone 1 who was also present at the scene, CP Mamman Dauda, psc(+) and officers and men of Kano Police Command, and on behalf of Kano State Government promised to assist.
“Offices razed by the inferno include; Provost Office, DC Finance and Admin Office, AC Admin Office, AC Operations Office, Finance Offices and PPRO’s Office among others. Command’s records are intact. An investigation has commenced,” he added.