The residence of the Secretary General of Anglican Communion Worldwide, London, Bishop Josiah Idowu Fearon, has been gutted by fire in Kaduna on Tuesday.
Fearon is also the chairman of Kaduna Peace Commission.
The property, a four-bedroom duplex, also houses the Centre for Christianity and Islamic Studies.
The inferno destroyed the Bishop’s room, that of his wife, his library, a gym and one another room.
The ground floor housing the Centre for Christianity and Islamic Studies, was spared, the bishop told Daily Trust from London.
The fire, eye witnesses said, was as a result of bush burning, ignited by a worker from one of the Bishop’s neigbours.
“My library had between 6500 – 7000 volumes with almost half on Islamic books and a good number out of print,” the bishop said.
“God saved the ground floor as an evidence that God approves of our Centre bringing Muslim & Christian leaders to study & share their faith with one another. We give all the glory to God,” he said.