Buratai sympathises with victims of Maiduguri market fire

BURATAI

Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd)

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, has sympathised with victims, families and the Borno State Government over the fire incident that razed the popular Maiduguri Monday Market on Sunday morning.

Buratai, who is the immediate past Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, conveyed his sympathy in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

He praised Governor Babagana Zulum for his quick response to the disaster, which included a N1 billion donation to victims.

He also urged well-meaning and philanthropic Nigerians at home and abroad to contribute generously to the victims’ losses.

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“When I learned of the unfortunate fire that destroyed property worth billions of Naira at the renowned Maiduguri International Market, I was horrified, saddened, and distressed.

“To all the victims and their families, and the Borno State Government, I extend my sincere sympathy and condolences for the tragic losses.

“I share your pain at this trying moment.

“May Almighty Allah restore to all the victims their losses and the market be reconstructed within a very short time to enable business activities to resume,” he said.

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