Inferno destroys Yobe market, farmlands

by Oluwatobi Tedunjaiye

The Yobe State’s Gashu’a potash market has reportedly been eviscerated by fire with stalls and farmlands destroyed.

This was disclosed on Friday in a statement by the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency.

Yobe SEMA in the statement titled ‘Gashua market inferno and other fire disasters’, divulged that 20 stalls stock with various quantities of potash were destroyed in the incident.

The statement reads, “Yobe SEMA wishes to commiserate with victims of Gashua Zangon Kanwa (Potash) Market Inferno.”

“The incident which happened on the night of 11th November 2021 as reported by our Local Emergency Responders affected 16 Larger and 4 Smaller Stalls containing Potash of different quantities.”

Howbeit, it disclosed that “The timely response of men of the Fire Service Department reduced the incident from escalating to neighbouring shops. SEMA Local Emergency Responders will carry out assessments and recommends possible steps to bring succor to the victims.”

“Yobe SEMA will review assessment reports and support affected Victims within available resources. SEMA Wishes to call on the public to be watchful in public places, switch off appliances after the closure of work,” it stated.


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