By Bala Dauda, Damaturu
Gov. Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe has commiserated with victims of fire outbreak at Bayan Tasha Market in Damaturu Local Government Area.
Buni in a statement by his Director-General Press and Media Affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed in Damaturu, said the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday.
He noted that the sad and unfortunate disaster was “ a huge economic sabotage” and great loss to individuals whose property were destroyed, and the state.
“I am deeply saddened by this disaster affecting the means of livelihood of many people and their families.
“Government will look into this huge loss to provide succour to the victims to get back on their feet.
“The Damaturu, Gashua and Nguru Ultra Modern Markets would soon be allocated for traders to move to the more secured environment, to be protected against the menace of incessant fire outbreaks in the markets,” the governor said.
Buni noted that the newly inaugurated ultra-modern markets were constructed with fire proof technology, using burnt bricks to protect goods against fire outbreaks.
He called on traders and the people to always take precautionary measures to guard against electrical faults and other possible triggers of fire outbreak.
Our correspondent reports that some shops and attachments were affected by the incident.