Fire Outbreak In Uselu Market In Edo State, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed

5 years ago by: MrJohn
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Properties worth millions of naira were reportedly lost as fire gutted the popular Uselu Market on Ugbowo road in Egor Local Government area of Edo State yesterday.

The incident, which occurred around early evening, left 50 shops burnt to ashes.

One of the victims of the fire incident, Mr. Chidera Nwakeze, who spoke to Punch, said he lost everything he newly stocked his four shops with. These, he said included bags of rice, beans and other goods.

However, most of the people who were affected by the fire outbreak believed the fire outbreak was not an accident.

A source who also spoke concerning the incident believe that the fire was allegedly caused by some traders who were against the success of others.

“I don’t think that the fire was caused by any electrical fault because the section which got burnt has been out of electricity supply.

“Someone must have set fire on this area of the market because it is dominated by Igbo people,” she said.

The council chairman, Mr. Victor Enobakhare, while commenting of the incident, said the inferno was a case of sabotage by persons who were against the reconstruction of the market.

He however pledged N1 milloin to help alleviate the pains of the loss of the victims while also promising to inform the State government. about their plight.


-- zoe61 (f) at 10-02-2015 06:00PM
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too bad
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-- Ttelie (m) at 10-02-2015 06:17PM
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heya
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-- mensch (m) at 10-02-2015 08:01PM
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everytime all over  in Nigeria the igbos are been attacked, their properties , distroyed.
it is no more sounding funny, one day hell will lose.
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-- Abubu86 (m) at 10-02-2015 08:41PM
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Lord have mercy
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-- femjay (m) at 10-02-2015 09:16PM
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OmG !!!
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-- Ritabrenice (f) at 10-02-2015 09:31PM
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Oh
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-- beneno (m) at 10-02-2015 09:32PM
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Quote from: mensch on 10-02-2015 08:01PM
everytime all over  in Nigeria the igbos are been attacked, their properties , distroyed.
it is no more sounding funny, one day hell will lose.
IGBOS una too dey take everything to be tribal case, Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- winace (f) at 10-02-2015 09:44PM
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Wetin dey always cause fire wey hamattan no dey ngieria again. Na wa o. Abi na president Jona cause dis one again
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-- HOPEA23 (f) at 11-02-2015 12:04AM
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Na today igbo people dey trade for there....stupid idiot for making that comment. .

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-- PeacetoU (f) at 11-02-2015 09:24AM
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Igbos should go and develop their lands or keep suffering.
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-- echeeche (m) at 11-02-2015 11:04AM
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ok
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-- PoliticxGuru (m) at 15-08-2015 08:11PM
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properties destroyed by fire everyday, God help us ooo
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-- elchymo (m) at 22-08-2015 01:58PM
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Sorry
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