How Blazing Fire Destroyed Over 600 Shops At A Market In Niger State

Must Read

NAFDAC: Nigeria At Risk Of Coronavirus… We Import Almost Everything Except Water

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has stated that Nigeria is at a very...

Fr. Mbaka Denies Viral Prophecy On Bayelsa Guber election

The spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has come out debunk rumours of...

Protesters Demands Resignation Of Oshiomhole As Party Chairman (Photos)

Protesters on Monday demanded the resignation of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress...

Buhari Not Travelling Abroad For 20 Days: Presidency

  The presidency has dismissed claims that President Muhammadu By had I would travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign...

Over 20m Nigerians Have Kidney Disease: Medical Expert

The Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) says 20 million Nigerians have kidney disease while advocating for early detection of the...
Information Nigeriahttp://www.informationnigeria.org
Information Nigeria is Nigeria's No.1 Information Portal.

Fire

More than 600 shops at the old market in Bida in Niger state have been destroyed by fire on Thursday night.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started at about 8.30 p.m. destroyed goods and other property in the old market.

Witnesses said firemen from the Bida Fire Service and Federal Polytechnic Fire Service could not access the burnt section of the market as some shops were still in flames.

The cause of the fire could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.

Alhaji Mohammad Badugu, the Chairman, Bida Local Government, told NAN that the entire market was affected by the fire.

“We are expecting more fire-fighting vehicles from Minna as our neighbouring local government’s fire-fighting engines are not in good condition,” Bagudu said.

He confirmed that the Bida fire service and Federal Polytechnic fire service, the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and good Samaritans rallied to extinguish the fire.

According to the chairman, all the 600 shops in the old market were completely burnt.

He listed goods destroyed to include clothes, motorcycles, building materials, bags of maize, beans, rice, palm oil and poultry products.

He expressed shock at the development, promising that the council would try to rebuild the market without much delay.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Dibal Yakadi, confirmed the incidence.

“My Area Commander is leading police personnel deployed to maintain security of lives and property in the market,’’ Yakadi said.

He explained that the police were there to prevent miscreants from stealing and ensure law and order in the market.

-NAN

Stay updated with the latest Nigerian news from Information Nigeria

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> TRUTH FINALLY OUT! Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -