The headquarters of Independent Communications Limited ,ICL,publishers of Thenews magazine and the very popular evening newspaper, PMNews at Acme Road,Ikeja- Lagos was gutted by fire on Wednesday.The incident was reported by Bamidele Johnson one of the editors of Thenews magazine who wrote on his facebook page that his office was on fire.Sadly,he noted the fire service men did not respond swiftly.Despite numerous calls ,it took the fire service almost one hour to get to the scene of the inferno.
Read Johnson’s postings on his facebook page below:
“We need fire service here. My office, TheNews/PMNEWS, in flames. Fire service delaying.
“Almost one hour since fire started in our office, the fire service is just coming despite numerous calls
“My sincere appreciation to everyone who helped one way or the other to limit the damage caused by the fire accident in our office. Thanks a million.”
Initial reports said there were no casualties resulting from the incident.