Fire outbreaks have been ravaging markets across Nigeria, the latest was the popular Namu Central yam market in Quan pan Local government Area, of Plateau state on Sunday night.
Recall that Gashua Hay market in Yobe state, Katsina Central market, Tudun Wada Market in Zamfara State have experienced fire outbreaks in the last few days.
A resident of Namu community, Alhaji Kabiru Buba told Reporters that food items and other valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed in the night inferno which affected farmers and traders.
Buba however said the cause of the fire could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
He said that over 100 farmers were affected by the sad incident, calling on the government at all levels to come to the aid of the farmers.
Senator Nora Dadu’ut (Plateau South) had on Monday commiserated with Long Jan of Namu, His Royal Highness Alhaji Safiyanu Allahnana, and the entire community, especially victims of the fire incident that destroyed the market.
In a statement issued to reporters in Jos, the federal lawmaker said she was saddened by the development
“I commiserate with the entire people of Namu over this unfortunate and sad incident.
“Since I heard of this incident, I have not been my usual self, I feel very sad.
“I pray to God to revive the spirit of those affected by this incident.
“May God give them the grace to accept the loss and continue the struggle”.
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