Fire razes Taraba yam market, destroys N200m goods

The Chairman of the Yam Market, Anthony Agbu, who was visibly dejected, confirmed that the incident which started at 12a.m. on Saturday, led to massive destruction of their goods.
Burnt yams in Taraba market

Burnt yams in Taraba market

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A fire outbreak, which occurred in the early hours of Saturday in Wukari Local Government Council of Taraba State, has destroyed food items, including yam and grains, worth over N200 million.

The incident occurred when the traders had all retired to their respective homes, DAILY POST reports.

The Chairman of the Yam Market, Anthony Agbu, confirmed that the incident.

A visibly dejected Agbu disclosed that the fire, which started at 12 a.m. on Saturday led to massive destruction of their goods.

Giving an account of how the inferno will affect the farmers, he said there is a need for relevant authorities provide succour to the affected traders to as a matter of urgency.

He said; “As you have seen, our yam market and all our goods have been razed down by the fire incident that occurred here early this morning,” he said.

Council Chairman of Wukari, Dr. Daniel Adigrace, expressed sadness over the incident.

He said; “when I was called last night that this market was on fire, I quickly mobilized my team and rushed to the scene.”

Lamenting the level of damages, he called on both the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, National Emergency Management Agency as well as the State Emergency Management Agency to render some form of assistance.

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