From Mathew Jwantu- Minna
Shops containing furniture and building materials worth millions of Naira were gutted by fire in Minna on Monday.
The fire incident occurred along Shiroro road in Minna at about 2pm. Firefighters from both the Federal and State Fire Service spent over two hours trying to contain the fire.
Eyewitnesses say the fire started after electric power failure, and spread within a short time. No shop owner could save any of their goods during the incident.
“How will I start? Everything I have is gone. Both my house and my shop are burnt,” cried a shop owner identified as Pastor Aaron.
Another shop owner, Obinna Collins said, “I can’t say the cost of what I lost but it is much. I lost everything.”
Details of the damages caused by the fire are still unclear as Officials are yet to comment.
The fire however comes barely three days a fire incident at the Kure Ultra-modern Market in Minna where traders lost millions of Naira.