Kaduna central market goes up in flames

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at 10:34 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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The popular Abubakar Gumi central market in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State, yesterday went up in flames, destroying over 100 shops and property worth over N100 million.
The fire, which affected the yan manja (red oil) section of the market, however, was brought under control after several hours of effort by the Kaduna State Emergency Fire Service with assistance of security operatives, who were there to forestall hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation.

Efforts to speak to some of the victims of the fire failed as they were all seen wailing and some even fainted and had to be resuscitated by sympathisers.

The Chairman, Kaduna State Trader’s Association, Alhaji Adamu Usman Maishinkafa, who spoke to reporters on behalf of the victims, lamented the re-occurrence of the incident in the market, describing the incident as a shock and unfortunate.
Maishinka said he suspected the cause of the incident to have come from a PHCN wire that used to spark frequently from a pole inside the market.
“ This problem has been reported continuously to the PHCN authority and no action was taken to rectify the problem,” the chairman lamented.

When Daily Sun spoke to the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Market Development and Management Company Limited, Ambassador Sule Buba, who was there to inspect and have a first hand assessment of the extent of damage, he described the incident as unfortunate and pitiable.
“We commend the Kaduna State Emergency Fire Services and security operatives for their quick intervention, even though the fire started in the early hours and before their arrival a lot of damage had been done.

“All efforts are now geared towards rehabilitating those that were affected and we will make sure that they get succour from us very soon,” he promised.
Buba, however, said the course of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained immediately but would certainly make necessary efforts to get to the root of the incident to prevent future occurrence.

Daily Sun also spoke with the North-west Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Suleiman, who also described the incident as an inferno, saying the fire raged for hours but eventually brought under control. He promised that a committee would be set up immediately to ascertain the extent of damage and give an assessment report.
cadanre at 10:41 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Inna Lillahi-wa-inna-Ilaihi-Rajiuuun.

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TOCHI4LOVE at 10:49 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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PASSING
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billy25 at 10:52 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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May God help those that re affected n the govt shld do something abt it
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macosas at 10:55 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Pls God save us from fire accident amen!!!
y this Christmas period? evil people God pass una
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kc40 at 11:18 AM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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help us gods
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walerian at 12:10 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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not again!
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cadanre at 12:12 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: TOCHI4LOVE on 10:49 AM, 21 Dec 10
PASSING

You will one day pass by your burning house.

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madrid at 12:13 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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i smell politics..........
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DiamondEagle at 12:30 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: madrid on 12:13 PM, 21 Dec 10
i smell politics..........

when will u and politics reconcile ur differences?we are talking about market fire outbreak here....what u can contribute is i smell politics...continue smelling politics till u become a political Fanatic.fool Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
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cadanre at 12:34 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: madrid on 12:13 PM, 21 Dec 10
i smell politics..........

Your nose has problem. Take medication.

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FinlandGuy at 12:38 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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I sympathize to the affected people,this will be a whole set back in life.Our government should render help to these people but i know say our government no fit do am.
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onedoor1010 at 12:46 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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GOD help the poor.....
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cadanre at 12:49 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: onedoor1010 on 12:46 PM, 21 Dec 10
GOD help the poor.....

God help the good ones achieve, and help the bad ones amend.

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lafaze at 01:13 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Oh GOD, not again
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atamajim at 01:38 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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in God we trust
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lanudja at 01:45 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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May God help them.
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mex004 at 02:11 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Only GOD knws wat really happen !
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cadanre at 02:14 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: lanudja on 01:45 PM, 21 Dec 10
May God help them.

Amen.

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cadanre at 02:14 PM, 21 Dec 10 (7 years ago)
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Quote from: mex004 on 02:11 PM, 21 Dec 10
Only GOD knws wat really happen !

Only God knows the cours.

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