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  • Updated: April 05, 2024

Gamboru market fire: Zulum sends delegation to commiserate with victims

Gamboru market fire: Zulum sends delegation to commiserate w

Following the recent fire disaster that razed part of the Gamboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has sent a powerful government delegation to commiserate with victims.

The delegation led by his Deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur sympathized with the market community over the unfortunate incident that destroyed properties and ships worth millions of Naira.

Other members of the delegation included the Secretary to the State Government, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Senior aides to the governor and other top government officials.

Kadafur said: "The State Government is deeply saddened by the destruction of very valuable goods and property in the inferno and shares in the pain and anguish of all hardworking marketers who lost their properties and belongings in the unfortunate fire incident."

He also assured them that government will do all within its powers to support victims of the fire disaster, adding that a committee will be set up to assess the level of damages aimed at providing relief to the victims.

Kadafur further appreciated the SEMA, Fire Brigade and security personnel whose efforts led to the containment of the fire disaster and avoiding it from spreading to other parts of the market.

He said: “While we await the outcome of the investigation from the Police and the fire service on the cause of the fire incident, I thank all those whose timely intervention helped to minimise the damages. “

Shuaibu Baba Adamu, the Deputy Governor's spokesperson made this known in a statement on Friday in Maiduguri.

According to Adamu, the Deputy Governor also called on the victims to consider the incident as an act of God who gives and takes at his will and to henceforth avoid use of any equipment or appliances that may likely cause fire disaster in the market. 

On his part, Alhaji Modu Maiduri, the Chairman Gamboru Market Traders Association said the victims have incurred losses in millions of Naira and appealed to the state government to support them.



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