Fire set by some unknown persons to the bush behind the perimeter fence of the Ogun State Government Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Saturday destroyed no fewer than seven cars.
The cars were parked within the premises of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The complex where the fire incident occurred is located a few metres away from the office of the state governor.
Six of the vehicles which were said to have been part of those retrieved from the immediate past chairmen of the local government caretaker committees in the state, were completely burnt while the seventh one was partially touched by the fire which raged for over 30 minutes.
The timely intervention of fire fighters, security men and employees of the ministry who were on duty, saved more than 20 cars.
The incident occurred few days after a fire incident at the Hilltop home of former president Olusegun Obasanjo and another one in Ago-Egun in which the traditional ruler of the town lost his wife and two children.
The Deputy Chief of Staff to the governor, Shuaib Salisu, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“We appeal to people to desist from indiscriminate bush burning especially during the harmattan period.Ã¢â‚¬Â