Again, Fire Razes Another Borno Market

Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that on Saturday, a fire razed down parts of the second market in the metropolis, Gamboru Market, in Borno State.

This is exactly three weeks after a fire completely razed the largest market in the state, Monday Market, also located in the metropolis.

Africa Today News, New York gathered that the fire flared up at the cooking oil section of the market by 2:30 pm.

Security agents, most of them soldiers, have been deployed to the scene, chasing away a massive influx of people and depriving everyone of entry.

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An eye witness told reporters that the fire broke out from timber and orange sellers sections.

Recall that barely two weeks ago, tragedy struck in Maiduguri when fire razed large sections of the popular Monday Market, the largest market in Borno State.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but eyewitnesses told reporters that it started between 2.30am and 3am.

When our correspondent went round sections of the market, some traders were seen struggling to save whatever wares they could save from their shops to avoid losing everything.

“I lost everything in my five shops,” Abubakar Isa, dealer of second-hand clothes told reporters tearfully, adding, “I cannot immediately estimate the cost of my losses, but I can tell you that it is over N30m.”

Musa Sulaiman had two shops of home decoration items such as rugs and suitcases.

“The two shops were all razed down, and I lost everything,” he told newsmen estimating the cost of his losses at “nothing less than N50m.”

Alhaji Modu Kijimi lost one of his two shops of empty sacks. He was too emotionally devastated to estimate the cost of his losses.

Africa Today News, New York

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