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BREAKING: Borno’s Largest Market Gutted by Fire.




BREAKING: Borno’s largest market gutted by fire.

The biggest market in Borno, the state of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vice presidential candidate Kashim Shettime, was gutted by fire on Sunday morning, February 26. NewsReport gathered.


According to the Daily Trust, the fire has destroyed many shops and billions of naira’s worth of property.

It was reported that the incident started around 2 a.m. on Sunday, affecting different parts of the market.

Accounts from eyewitnesses revealed that the cause of the fire was still unknown, adding that it started around 2 a.m.

One of the officials of the market, who was identified as Goni, disclosed that over 10,000 shops at the market had been affected.

He said: 
“The market is the destination of all goods that are brought into Maiduguri from Kano, Lagos, and even outside Nigeria.”
“It’s a great loss to the economy; it’s a great loss to our livelihood, especially now that the people have started recovering from the devastation of the Boko Haram insurgency.”

The state fire service has been unable to put out the fire as it has continued to rage, destroying a large part of the market.

A number of youths are looting some of the goods that were saved from the fire, and banks in the market have been affected. The incident occurred just hours after Boko Haram terrorists attacked the state’s northern region.

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