Fire Guts Another Market In Maiduguri

Another incident of fire disaster occurred at a significant market in Maiduguri, Borno state.

The fire, at about 3 p.m. local time, erupted at the Gamboru market, located around the Customs area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in Northeast Nigeria. It has continued to rage on at the time of filing this report. 

Still voting, locals had to abandon their polling units as they flocked toward the burning market. 

No one can say precisely what caused the fire, but its occurrence about three weeks after the city’s main market was completely gutted had left many confused. 

The two incidents happened when the residents were busy casting their votes to elect a new set of leaders. 

The Gamboru market fire incident is also happening a few hours after another incident was reported in Biu town in the southern part of Borno state, where an inferno had completely razed a portion where timbers are sold. 

HumAngle visited the fire site and observed how traders and residents watched helplessly as the operatives of the fire service battled to put out the fire. 

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Abdulkareem Haruna

Abdulkareem Haruna is a Nigerian journalist currently employed as the Editor for Lake Chad at HumAngle. For over a decade, he has demonstrated a passionate commitment to reporting on the Boko Haram conflict and the crisis in the Lake Chad region of northeastern Nigeria. He is a graduate of English Language and holds a Diploma in Mass Communications. Prior to his current role, he served as an assistant editor at both Premium Times and Leadership Newspaper.

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