Zamfara Fire: Over 60 Shops Destroyed In TudunWada Market


Properties worth millions of Naira and over 60 shops have been recorded destroyed following a Saturday midnight fire outbreak at the TudunWada Market, in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

The Chairman of the market, Lawali Bello told Channels Television that the inferno was caused by an electrical fault in one of the shops and it eventually spread to other shops, destroying over 60 shops.

Traders who were victims of the inferno on Sunday morning visited the market and counted their losses. They also called on the government to intervene and assuage their situation.

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Governor Bello Matawalle also visited the scene of the fire outbreak on Sunday to assess the level of damage.

He promised to assist the victims with some money to immediately restart business somewhere else, pending the reconstruction of the burnt shops.

Governor Bello Matawalle and other top government officials at the market


He directed the immediate reconstruction of the market into modern shops, to enable the affected traders to have a befitting environment to do their businesses.

The Governor sympathised with the victims over the unfortunate development and asked them to see the situation as the will of God.

It could be recalled that about ten months ago, part of the same Tudun Wada market was gutted by fire which resulted in the loss of properties worth millions of naira.



See below, photos from the fire outbreak…

Fire Guts Several Shops In Kaduna


No fewer than 20 shops including a pharmacy are currently on fire in Kaduna State.

The incident started at about 7:00 pm on Wednesday along Constitution road in the state capital and the cause is yet to be known.

At the time of filing this report, officials of the state fire service and other emergency response agencies were yet to arrive at the scene.

However, residents of the area, as well as passers-by were seen making frantic efforts to put it out.

Unfortunately, most of the shop owners are not around due the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the COVID-19.

Geri-Alimi Underpass: Kwara Govt. Compensates Affected Property Owners

Geri-Alimi Underpass: Kwara Govt. Compensates Affected Property OwnersThe Kwara State government has commenced payment of compensation to land and property owners in the right of way of the construction of the diamond underpass at Geri-Alimi in Ilorin.

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abdulwahab Oba, revealed that the compensation paid to owners of residential buildings, shops and lands was to the tune of 30 million naira.

Presenting cheques to the beneficiaries, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Aro Yahaya, said the amount of money paid was determined by property valuers based on the value of the property.

He noted that although some structures along the axis were illegal, government would go ahead and compensate the affected individuals.

Mr Yahaya stated that the gesture indicates that “our word is our bond”, stressing that the state government has fulfilled the promise made when it flagged off the underpass.

He urged the people of the community to cooperate with the contractor to ensure smooth completion of the project.

In an interview with reporters, some of the beneficiaries commended the state government for the prompt payment of compensation.

They expressed optimism that the project would boost social and economic activities in the area.

Fire Razes Kara Village, Properties Worth Millions Lost

An unfortunate fire disaster has razed a large part of the residential part of the Kara village in Ogun State.

Scores of houses and kiosks were brought down by the fire but no loss of life has so far been reported.

Eye witness account says the fire started at about 7pm and was caused by a cooking fire inflaming a nearby generating set.

The fire service arrived the scene at about three hours after the fire started exhausted their only tanker then drove back to get more water while the fire raged on.

Property worth millions of naira was lost in the fire as well as valuable documents.

Many residents have now been rendered homeless and it’s difficult to say exactly the number of houses destroyed by the fire.

Kara is a border village between Lagos and Ogun state.