Borno Govt Reacts To Maiduguri GSM Market Fire


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has called for an investigation into the fire incident at the popular Maiduguri GSM market.

JNJGLOBALGIST.COM reports that property worth several millions of Naira were on Thursday night destroyed when a raging fire razed many shops in the Maiduguri GSM market.

Popularly called “Kasuwar Jagol” in local parlance, the GSM market is located at Post Office area of the town and houses thousands of traders and artisans.

It was gathered that the fire started at about 8:00 pm and lasted for many hours before men of the fire service were able to put it out with support from other security personnel and members of the community.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Borno Fire Service, Mr Ambursa Pindar, who confirmed the incident, said that the service deployed five fire-fighting vehicles to the scene of the fire.

Reacting to the incident in a statement on Friday, Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Relations and Strategy, said Zulum directed the Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr Babagana Wakil, to investigate the cause.

He disclosed that the governor also asked Wakil to access the damage and submit a report within 24 hours.

Isa Gusau said: “The governor directed the Chief of staff, Government House and five commissioners to assess the fire incident and report back today.

“The commissioners whose ministries relate to commerce, home affairs, poverty alleviation and jobs creation are to assess damage, interact with respondents, victims and other relevant persons in order to generate immediate report required by the governor.

“The governor intends to study the report and take actions deemed necessary.

“Zulum shared the pains of those whose means of livelihood and assets were torched.”

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