Mystery as Iroko tree bursts into flame

Residents of Badagry and its environs watched in awe and trepidation as about 50-year-old Iroko tree went up in flames and burnt for almost 24 hours. The tree, which is at Topo motor park, Badagry, Lagos State, was said to have caught fire on Sunday evening. Nobody could explain how the tree caught fire but many residents blamed the incident on supernatural forces. Men of the Lagos State Fire Service and other emergency agencies battled the fire with several trucks deployed to the scene, but surprisingly, as they combated the…

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