Adamawa Shop Owners Lose 1,900 Bags of Grains to Fire

Government House

A fire incident has burnt 19 shops containing 1,900 bags of assorted grains at a market in Gombi, Adamawa State

The Secretary of the affected grains market, Mallam Umar Nyalli, said the incident was caused by an unknown smoker who threw a stick of cigarette at a heap of waste materials near the shops which started the fire.

According to Nyalli, the businesses of the 19 shop owners had been paralyzed, as nothing could be retrieved of their wares.

“We lost bags of maize, groundnuts, guinea corn, sesame seeds, beans and tamarin fruits to the inferno,” the market scribe said, calling on governments at all levels to come with help.

The state Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta, has commiserated with the affected traders.

Speaking for the state government, She described the incident as a huge collosal damage.

She however asked the traders to believe that God would revamp their businesses.

She asked relevant authorities to enlighten citizens to shun improper handling of fire within their domain.

The District Head of Gombi, Alhaji Usman Sarki Fada, thanked the state government for consoling with the victims of the fire disaster.

By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola