January 08, (THEWILL) – The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has disclosed that more than 90 shops and stalls were affected by a fire outbreak which gutted Nguru market in the state on Saturday morning.
The Agency on its official Facebook page said, “on a sad note, today 8th Jan 2022 we received the news of a fire outbreak at Nguru Market affecting over 90 shops and stalls.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Nguru Marketers and Nguru Community over the incident. This is a tragedy coming at a trying moment. We pray that God in His merciful ways will replenish their loss.”
No life was reported to have been lost, but affected traders are busy counting their losses after the fire was successfully put off.
Meanwhile, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, has called for an investigation into the incident. .
Lawan called on the relevant authorities to investigate the cause of the incident with a view to preventing a recurrence even as he commiserates with the victims of the incident.
A statement by the media adviser to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, quoted Lawan as saying: “I commiserate with the people of Nguru and in particular those who are directly affected by the fire outbreak at the main market.
“We have already reached out to the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for their quick intervention by providing relief materials to the victims
“We will also make other interventions at our personal level to assuage the plights of all those who are affected.”