By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
At least over 200 shops and items estimated at over two hundred million Naira (
N200m) have been destroyed by fire inferno at the popular Terminus Main market in Jos.
The chairman; section C of the market, Aminu Bala said the fire incident is alarming and that the cause of the fire was still not known, he however, ruled out sabotage.
He described as very unfortunate a situation when traders successfully completed their trading activities on Friday, only for them to lose everything Saturday morning to fire.
The chairman commended the efforts of security and fire service personnel for prompt response to the inferno which he said really helped in halting the spread of the fire to other parts of the market.
He further called on government to come to the aid of the victims because, according to him, “their source of livelihood has been grossly affected”.
A source said that this is the fourth time the market was being gutted by fire.
Terminus Main Market in Jos was built during the late Solomon Lar’s administration and was at that time, the only of its kind in West Africa. But today, the market is a shadow of itself.