N20 Million Worth Of Goods Razed By Fire At Funtua Market
At least 10 shops with goods worth N20 million naira have been destroyed by an early morning fire in Funtua, Katsina State.
The fire began just before 4am on Tuesday at the motor spare parts market at Jabiri area of Funtua.
Krifoda Kegobe, one of the affected persons whose four shops were burnt, said he has lost not less than N8 million worth of goods stored in his shops.
“Some of the people passing through the area said that the fire started from a restaurant near our shops.
“Immediately they saw the fire, the people called and informed me, but before I got to the market from my house the fire has finished all my goods. I was not able to remove anything.” He told NAN.
He added that despite efforts by the people around the area and the fire fighters, they were not able to salvage his goods.
Johnson Ugochukwu, another victim of the inferno, disclosed to NAN that he lost over N10 million from one of his three shops in the area.
According to Ugochukwu, “just of recent I traveled to Kano and Lagos where I spent a lot to buy goods and everything is gone now”.
Also speaking, Nasir Saleh, a tyre seller said he lost about N2 million worth of goods in his three shops.
The victims called on government to come to their aid in order to recoup the losses.
An officer of the Nigerian Fire Service, Funtua, Malam Muhammad Sani, said the unit worked in conjunction with the the fire service of the School of Basic and Remedial Studies to contain the fire.
Sani advised residents to be cautious in handling flammable materials to avert fire outbreaks and its consequences.
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