By Akpeji Charles

It was a dark moment for the consultant family physician of the Federal Medical Centre {FMC} Jalingo, Taraba state, Dr. Mark Kazunfa Meshack, as the unfriendly inferno that was ignited by thunderstorms in his residence located in Shavo area of Jalingo metropolis did not deemed it fit to spear either his properties or his valuables documents.

The incident which occurred while he was discharging his official responsibility at the FMC left residents of the area speechless due to their inability to halt the fire from consuming the said building.

Deeply dejected, Dr. Meshack told our reporter that documents such as his MBBS certificate, West Africa School Certificate, Fellowship certificate from the western college of Physicians to mention just a few were all engulfed by the inferno.

Uncomfortable by the damages done by the fire, the consultant whom Naija247News learnt relocated to the affected building three months ago, said the incident occurred while he was in the hospital attending to patients.

“I was not at home when this accident occurred. I was in the hospital operating a patient when an emergency call reached me that my house was on fire. So before I could rush back home the damages have been done to me.”

Though could not ascertain the actual cause of the inferno, but some persons from the area who bared their minds to our state correspondent, attached the incident to the apron string of thunderstorms which was necessitated by the heavy rain that lasted for several hours.

As Dr. Meshack has continue to count his lost, the need for the various organizations and institutions that he had passed through to temper justice with mercy by replacing the but certificates, he said has become relevant to his profession.

Not much disturbed about the burnt properties, his certificates according to him “are presently more important to me. So I am using this medium to call on the various institutions that I have passed through to consider re-issuing me another certificate.”

The doctor who was busy trying to save souls at the FMC as at the time his house was engulfed in fire, said “ even when the sad news came to me, I still went ahead to make sure that I successfully carried out the operation.”

The situation according to some residents would have been brought under control but for the unfavourable weather which compelled all a sundries to stay indoor

According to one Uchena ” because it was about raining we were all indoor so before we could noticed that this house was on fire, it was already too late for us to salvage the situation.”

Noting that the “thunderstorms” was enough to sent persons with high blood pressure to the graveyards, Uchena who described the consultant as ” a good and friendly person” said ” we that are his neighbours are more disturbed because we were unable to put off the fire on his absence.”

Aligning their weights to that of the consultant, they beckoned at the relevant authority to as a matter of urgency come to the aide of the Dr. Mashack family whom according to them “have being so helpful to us in this area.”
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