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Thursday, January 03, 2019

Fire Burns Down 600 Shops In Benue Market....

Goods and household items valued at over N1billion were at the early hours of yesterday, consumed in a fire outbreak at the popular Wadata Market in Makurdi town.

Affected, were over 600 lockup shops and open stalls housing grains, poultry and fish products, beverages and other household items including clothings.

Speaking on the incident, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Doo Shave said the command was alerted of the inferno around 2a.m. by one of the affected traders, thereby prompting his team to mobilise fire trucks to the scene, at the end of which the fire was eventually put out at about 5a.m.

Shave said: “We have five functional trucks in the state now. We did not arrive the scene late, we got there as soon as we got the report at about 2am and within 10 minutes we mobilised to the scene.”



  1. What a sad way to start the new year.

  2. This is sad. All this fire outbreak in the market sef,, shay something no join am?

  3. This is a sad news,only God can comfort the traders.

  4. Sometimes the market officials set this fire themselves so the shop owners can relocate to the new market. For example the one that just occurred at Keffi, rumour has it that they set the market ablaze themselves because for a while, they've been begging the traders to buy shops at the new market they built but the traders refused. So, they resorted to destroying their shops and wares so as to force them to the new location.
    The heart of man is desperately evil!

  5. The year has just began and am beginning to hear sad news. God please have mercy.

  6. May God send Help to their way...

  7. So sad... The new year just started, why this evil?

  8. This is really sad. My heart goes out to the affected traders. For this new year? It's really painful



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