‘Mysterious’ Fire Guts Abure’s Home In Abuja, LP Alleges Assassination Attempt

The Labour Party (LP), on Wednesday, said the residence of its National Chairman, Julius Abure was gutted by fire.

According to the Party, there was an assassination attempt on Abure.

Obiora Ifoh, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, said the Chairman’s 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 National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure early this morning allegedly escaped an assassination attempt on him at his Abuja residence.

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“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,” the statement read.