Fire Destroys A Market In Ebonyi State

According to the reports, goods worth millions, including shops, were destroyed by the fire outbreak though no life was lost.

The cause of the fire was yet to be discovered but the traders who were taken unawares made frantic efforts to salvage their goods without success because of the intensity of the fire.

It was gathered that the Ebonyi State Gore Service station in Afikpo could not mobilize to stop the raging inferno because its equipment was not functioning.

The youths in the area came to the rescue and prevented the fire from escalating.

Oby Enyim, the chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area, visit the scene on Wednesday around 6:35am.

The Council boss, who arrived at the scene of the fire outbreak to ascertain the level of damage, sympathized with the victims.

“So far as there is life, there is hope. Don’t lose hope or give up because of this. You shall all overcome this setback,” she said.

Ms. Enyim was taken around the scene of the fire disaster by the Chairman of Afikpo Market Traders Association, Johnson Oka.

Mr. Oka said many of the traders lost “everything” in the inferno. He called on government agencies in charge of disaster management to come to the aid of the victims.

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