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Fire Guts Maiduguri’s Main Market

Witnesses said the fire started at about 1:00 a.m. local time.

A mysterious fire that started at midnight in the Borno state capital, Northeast Nigeria, has continued to blaze till dawn. 

The fire has caused thousands of residents, mostly traders and their families to rush out of their houses towards the market. 

In tears, traders who could not access the dark smoke coming from the market, watched helplessly. 

Witnesses said the fire started at about 1:00 a.m. local time. 


The burnt market is the main source of income to millions of people in the state. 

Details to come later


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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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