Maiduguri Monday Market fire destroyed 13,000 shops – Gov. Zulum

Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State

By Hamza Suleiman

Sunday’s fire at the Maiduguri Monday Market destroyed 13,000 shops, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno said on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Zulum told visiting President Muhammadu Buhari that the fire ruined the livelihood of at least 20,000 traders.

He told the president that the North East Development Commission (NEDC) through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, had provided support for the victims.

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“In addition to this, the Borno government also provided immediate humanitarian support of N1billion to mitigate the sufferings of the victims,” Zulum said.

He expressed appreciation of the government and people of Borno for the president’s visit over the incident and said the people were looking forward to his support.


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