A night inferno yesterday razed the Gombe state correspondents’ chapel office housing the correspondents of national newspapers and other media representatives in the state.
The fire also burnt a store belonging to the Gombe State Library Board where old books and newspapers were kept.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire started in the first office which is used by the library to store their old books and newspapers Sunday midnight.
They said the fire was extinguished by men of the state Fire Service but resurfaced at the roof of the correspondents’ chapel office at 1:20 PM which is very close to the library store.
Leadership gathered that some chapel members were informed and they rushed to the scene where they were able to put it out with the collective efforts of good samaritans before firemen came for the second time to quench the remnants of the flames.
Meanwhile, the state government through the secretary to the state government Abubakar Njodi has commiserated with the journalists over the incident.
He instructed the state commissioner of information to liaise with the leadership of the union to see how the government could help