Fire guts Shops, Goods in Popular Yobe Market.
Written by News Room on January 9, 2022
Several shops and goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed by fire at Nguru popular central market in Yobe State.
The Chairman of the Nguru Local government council, Madu Kachalla who confirmed the incident on National Television said no life was lost but many businessmen who have shops were severely affected by the disaster.
The cause of the fire incident is yet to be known, but eyewitnesses said it might have been caused by illegal electrical connections.
Nguru, is one of the populous local governments in which Governor Mai Mala Buni has almost completed the construction of a modern market to reduce congestions.
In reaction, the state governor Mai Mala Buni in a statement on Saturday described the incident as sad and unfortunate.
He promised that the government would continue to explore means of making life meaningful to the people.
The governor also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to assess the damages and furnish the government with the details.