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Maiduguri Market Fire: Zulum Announces N1 billion Emergency Support For Victims




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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has announced a relief package of N1 billion for victims of the Maiduguri Monday Market fire incident.

Naija News reported earlier that a Sunday morning inferno engulfed the most popular and biggest market in the state. The fire was said to have started around 2 am, spreading to different parts of the market.

It was gathered that there were over 10,000 shops in the market. Governor Zulum has since sympathized with those affected by the unfortunate incident.

The Governor announced the support in a broadcast after visiting the market. He said the support was to provide urgent assistance to victims pending assessment of the damage caused by the incident.

“We woke up today with a very sad and unfortunate fire disaster at the Maiduguri Monday market. This is very unfortunate but we believe that this is decreed by Allah.

“I feel deeply pained by this incident and I know how painful it is for anyone to work hard over the years to build his or her business, but end up losing that investment in seconds.

“I really feel the pains of everyone affected by this incident. I commiserate with all of you,” Zulum said.

Zulum also announced the setting up of a committee that would include representatives of the victims, to speedily assess the damages and compile a comprehensive list of those affected and their losses.

“I am going to see Mr President and seek presidential intervention on how to get support for victims.

“We will also reach out to other humanitarian establishments to seek help.

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“We will be taking firm measures towards preventing the re-occurrence of this fire disaster,” Zulum added.