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Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

Following a fire incident at the market, vendors in the well-known Warri Miller Waterside in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, which is adjacent to the Nigeria Ports Authority, have started to calculate their losses.

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They demanded that the state government and the appropriate security authorities act quickly to solve the mystery of the market’s frequent fire accidents.

On Wednesday night, a fire completely wrecked the market, destroying items and property worth millions of naira.

Many homes and other properties were reportedly destroyed in the fire tragedy, according to witnesses, who also noted that the inferno raged for several hours prior to the arrival of firemen from the State Fire Service.

Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

It was the second time this year the popular Warri Miller Waterside was hit by fire disasters.

Most of the affected traders and shop owners were thrown into confusion as they counted their losses and tried to salvage what was left.

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One of the affected shop owners, who identified himself as Lazarus Mbanefo, stated that he lost goods worth millions to the inferno while lamenting how he would restart his life.

Another trader, who simply called herself Mama Ngozi, told newsmen that she just equipped her shop and everything went up in flames.

A cross-section of the traders appealed to the state government and relevant security agencies to take action to prevent another repeat.

Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

Although the cause of Wednesday night’s fire had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report, some traders blamed the periodic fire incidents at the Miller Waterside on the activities of illegal oil bunkers.

Consequently, they want the state government and relevant security agencies to take action to prevent a recurrence.

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Also, residents of the area who spoke with newsmen called on the government to urgently swing into action by probing deep into the root causes of the recurring fire incident.

The police public relations officer for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comments on the inferno.


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