- Plateau state has been thrown into mourning as fire gutted Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’anpan LGA
- Goods and other valuable properties worth millions of naira were reportedly lost to the inferno
- Komsol Alphonsus Longgap, the member representing Mikang, Shendam, and Quaanpan constituency at the Green Chamber, has reacted to the incident
The popular Namu Central Yam Market in Qua’anpan local government area of Plateau state has been gutted by fire, Daily Trust reported.
According to the newspaper, goods, foodstuff and other valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed in the fire outbreak which happened on Sunday night, March 28.
Legit.ng gathers that hundreds of farmers and traders affected by the fire outbreak have been counting their loss.
The victims of the fire incident have called on the state government and public-spirited individuals to come to their aid.
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An anonymous witness said the cause of the fire incident was still not known, Daily Nigerian also reported.
Reacting, Hon. Komsol Alphonsus Longgap, the member representing Mikang, Shendam, and Quaanpan constituency in the Federal House of Representative, said he was deeply touched and worried by the tragedy.
"My heart and thoughts are with the entire people of Quaanpan LGA, most especially my immediate constituents of Namu district who were directly affected.
"I am calling on each and every one of my constituents from Mikang/Quaanpan/Shendam federal constituency to commit them to prayers, so that the Lord Almighty will comfort them and bring succour to them."
In other related news, many goods worth millions of naira were destroyed as an inferno spread to shops in a central market in Katsina state on Monday, March 22.
The flames had already caused serious damage as early as 8am when traders hurriedly evacuated the properties from shops.
Youths were seen helping to rescue a lot of goods from being damaged by the fire.
Tinubu, who is also the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this generous gesture during a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Masari.