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Osogbo Post Office Not Razed Contrary to Media Reports

Nigeria Postal Service Office, Osogbo, Osun State. 2 mins read

Claim: Media reports  claim that the Nigeria Postal Service office at MDS area, Osogbo was razed.

False. While it is true there was a fire incident around the location, pictorial evidence shows that the post office was not affected in the fire incident.

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On Saturday, October 17, news went round that there was chaos in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, following the killing of two #EndSARS protesters. 

Later that night,  a video of an inferno went viral on social media, especially WhatsApp, with captions that hoodlums had razed the Nigeria Postal Service’ office at MDS area of the town in what seemed like a reprisal.

Later on, news reports began to surface on various news platforms  including Punch Newspaper, Daily Trust,  The Cable, Nigerian Tribune, etc about the inferno.

Verification

In a bid to assess the level of damage done to the ‘burnt post office’, Dubawa’s  reporter paid a visit to the post office on Sunday. However, the reporter was surprised to find out that the storey-building housing the post office is still standing tall without a scratch.

Photographs of the post office on Sunday

This reporter noticed that some shops beside the post office were  razed. As of the time of the visit, there was fire still burning in one of the shops, with flames going up into the atmosphere. 

Shops beside the post office, razed by fire

Sympathisers were also found lurking around the area as they gazed at the remains of the shops lying in ruins. According to authorities, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Conclusion

While it is true there was a fire incident around its location, pictorial evidence shows that the post office was not affected by the inferno. This makes the claim by news outlets that the post office was razed false.

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