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Fire gut popular market in Delta

The Nupe line section of Igbudu market, Delta State gutted fire, leaving properties worth millions destroyed

The fire, TheNewsGuru.Com (TNG) gathered started at about noon on Wednesday.

It took the swift intervention of the officials of the Delta State Fire Service and the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC fire department, to put out the fire.

Traders at the market were reportedly seen crying and packing rubbles from their burnt shops.

The Etsu-Nupe of Warri, Zuberu Mohammed Tajudeen, whose storey building is close to the compound where the fire started, confirmed the incident to the Daily Post

Tajudeen also pleaded with the Delta State Government to establish a fire service substation in the Igbudu market to aid the traders whenever there is a fire outbreak.

He also urged the government to come to the rescue of the traders by providing financial support to cushion their losses.

He said, “We don’t know how the fire started. We only perceived the smell of burning but we could not trace the exact thing that was burning. All we saw later was fire. The fire finished the building close to my building.

When the fire was burning, I was afraid. It took the intervention of the fire service of the Delta State Government with that of SPDC to stop it. The Urhobos in Igbudu No. 2 and the Hausa boys in Hausa Quarters also helped us a great deal. They helped to quench the fire.

“I thank God because my building was spared. I don’t have any other thing. This is the only place where I get my daily bread from. I am happy.”

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