Property worth millions of naira were destroyed in Thursday night fire at the Maiduguri GSM market.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the fire started at about 8:00 pm and lasted for several hours before it was extinguished through the fire servicemen, security personnel and members of the community.
The market popularly called “Kasuwar Jagol,” is located at Post Office area of the metropolis, providing business spaces to thousands of traders and artisans in the area.
Mr Ambursa Pindar, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Borno Fire Service who confirmed the incident, said that the service deployed five fire-fighting vehicles to the scene of the fire.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that armed security personnel were deployed to the market to guard against looting by hoodlums.
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Fire razes down popular GSM Market in Maiduguri. pic.twitter.com/1PokpdGoQG
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