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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Adamawa: Fire disaster razes shops, items worth millions

Adamawa: Fire disaster razes shops, items worth millions

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)has revealed that 250 shops and items worth millions of Naira were razed in a fire disaster at the Yola main market in Adamawa State.

The confirmation was given in a statement by the agency on Monday, stating that it received a distress call from the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) at 1:00 a.m.

The NEMA search and rescue team led by Ladan Ayuba, the agency's Head of Operations in the state said no life was lost in the fire disaster. 

The statement revealed that the Deputy Governor of the State, Professor Kelatapwa Farauta visited the scene alongside other government officials.

She expressed her sympathy to the victims on behalf of the state government and expressed solidarity with them.

The statement partly reads: "Following a distress call from the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency regarding an inferno that erupted around 1:00 am at Yola Main Market, the NEMA search and rescue team, under the leadership of Mr Ladan Ayuba, Head of Operations, in collaboration with ADSEMA and other relevant stakeholders, mobilized to the scene to rescue and assess the extent of damage.

"Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Prof. Farauta Caleb, along with top government officials, also visited the site to express solidarity with the affected people and traders who lost their goods and livelihoods. She offered heartfelt the state government sympathies and prayers for those affected.

"The DG NEMA, Mrs Zubaida Umar, also extends heartfelt sympathy to the Adamawa State Governor and the affected individuals who lost their property in the recent fire disaster at Yola Main Market, Yola South LGA.

"Fortunately, no lives were lost, but the inferno resulted in the loss of over 250 shops, which were reduced to ashes, along with many items worth millions of Naira."

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