Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has announced a One Billion Naira emergency relief to cushion the effect of last night’s fire disaster at the popular Monday Market in the State.
The fire which reportedly started at about 2am has completely razed down the market.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report.
Reports from Maiduguri said the Governor, who was earlier in the market to sympathize with the victims, was pelted by some angry victims.
In a state-wide broadcast in Kanuri and Hausa languages, the Governor appealed to the people not to politicize the incident adding that Government will do everything possible to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.
Meanwhile, the Governor has explained that an assessment committee, which will comprise respectable individuals from the society including the representatives of the victims, will be set up immediately.
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