The Kogi state House of Assembly complex has been gutted by fire and burnt to ashes in the early hours of Monday.

Witnesses said the fire burnt the roof of the hallowed Chamber of the complex, causing extensive damage to the floor of the house.

The Speaker of the House, Mathew Kolawole and the state security Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello, Jerry Omodara were among the early callers to ascertain the essence of the damage at the Assembly complex.

When asked whether the fire incident might have been linked with the recent face-off between the Assembly and Dangote group, he said that is left for the security to determine.

“We should leave security people to do their work and give us a report of going forward,” the speaker said.

The state police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer,(PPRO), SP William Aya who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday tasked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence full-scale investigations immediately.