Fire destroyed over 600 shops at bida market in Niger state

On Thursday night Over 600 shops at the old market at Bida in Niger state were raised down by fire.  

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) news that the fire, which begins around 8.30 p.m. property and destroyed goods in the old market. Observer said the Federal polytechnic fire service and firemen from the Bida Fire Service could not access the burnt part of the market as some shops were still in flames.  

 

The cause of the fire could not be dictated  as at the time of this report.   the Chairman, Bida Local Government, Alhaji Mohammad Badugu,said that the whole market was affected by the fire.  

 

“We are expecting more fire-fighting vehicles from Minna as our neighbouring local government’s fire-fighting engines are not in good condition,” Bagudu said. He confirmed that the Bida fire service and Federal Polytechnic fire service, the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and good Samaritans rallied to extinguish the fire.

 

According to the chairman, all the 600 shops in the old market were totally burnt. He listed goods destroyed as well as bags of maize, motorcycles,rice, building materials, poultry products,clothes, beans, palm oil and beans .

 

He expressed shock at the development, given promises that the council would try to build back  the market with no much delay. Mr Dibal Yakadi the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed the incidence.  “ Mr Yakadi said My Area Commander is leading police personnel deployed to maintain security of lives and property in the market,’’.  

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He explained that the police were there to prevent robbers from stealing and also make sure that  law and order in the market.