Parts of the main market in Minna, Niger State, also called Abdulkhadir Kure Ultra Modern Market, was yesterday gutted by flame, with products in no less than 70 shops burned to the ground.
It was assembled that the fire gutted shops where apparel materials, palm and groundnut oil are being sold in the market.
While the genuine reason for the fire is yet to be found out, the mediation of the men of state fire benefit shortened the fire from reaching out to more squares of shops and about noontime, the fire in the market was controlled.
It was seen that security operators were at caution to guarantee that punks did not gain by the occurrence to plunder shops.
A portion of those whose shops were gutted by the fire were seen hastening around to perceive what they could rescue from the garbage of the fire.
The exploited people told columnists that they had kept money in their shops with the aim of setting off to the bank to store before the episode happened.
Executive of the Kure Market Traders Association, Alhaji Yusuf, who is likewise one of the people in question, unveiled that he lost a totally stacked truck of palm oil, around 400 gallons, worth N10, 000 each creation an aggregate of four million naira (N4, 000,000).
As indicated by him, primer evaluation did, assessed the misfortune to N800 million, saying that it could be more the same number of individuals additionally lost money.
Niger state representative, Abubakar Sani Bello, in an announcement issued to the media from his office identified with the individuals who lost their products.
Representative Sani Bello said every transitory shop would be moved to dodge future events.
“We will cooperate with the market board of trustees to guarantee fire flare-ups are shortened,” he guaranteed.