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Again fire guts Gamboru Market in Borno

Again, fire has gutted the Gamboru market around the customs area in Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on March 18, 2023, and Nov. 13, 2023, fire gutted the market, which is the biggest perishable goods market in Maiduguri.

Confirming the incident, the Borno Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Alhaji Usman Tar, said the fire broke out at the Layin Yan Katako and outer sections of the market.

Tar, in a statement, said the incident, which occurred on Wednesday at about 10pm, was effectively extinguished by men of the fire service.

“The Borno State Fire Service immediately dispatched a team of firefighters to the site, and the fire was effectively extinguished.

“No human casualties were reported. The security of the market was not at risk of trespass or vandalism, he said.

According to him, the fire service and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) are conducting an on-the-spot assessment of the incident to determine the root causes and steps to avoid future occurrences.

The commissioner said that the state government would take all steps to overcome fire disasters in the state.

He advised members of the public to maintain law and order and ensure the safety of the market is not breached.

“On behalf of the Borno State Government, we commiserate with all who are affected by this incident.

“We also thank the first responders for their speed of action, which prevented the fire from spreading across the market space, he said.(NAN)

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