The residence of a former Senate President, David Mark, in Otukpo city, Benue State, was gutted by hearth, on Thursday.
Witnesses mentioned that the fireplace unfold from a close-by bush bordering the fence of the ex-Senate President’s residence, and bunt down two ambulance automobiles, in addition to over 15 motor cycles parked within the premises.
It was gathered that the home employees on the residence made frantic efforts to place out the fireplace with out a lot success, earlier than the arrival of the State Fireplace Service, in Otukpo.
One of many home employees who most popular anonymity, mentioned: “We made each effort to quench the fireplace, however the extra we tried, the extra it continued to unfold.
“It was when we noticed that we could not stop it from engulfing the Guest House, that we called in the Fire Service.”
On the time of this report, nevertheless, not one of the members of the family had but commented on the matter, even because it was learnt that Mark himself was away from the house.