Following an outbreak of a major fire incident which has largely raised down the Maiduguri Monday Market, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has in a quick statewide broadcast, announced an emergency relief of one billion naira to provide urgent support to victims, pending assessment of the incident.
The Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement said Zulum made a broadcast soon after he had visited the scene of the incident and had mobilized armed forces to secure the area to prevent breakdown of law and order.
He said “We woke up today with a very sad and unfortunate fire disaster at the Maiduguri Monday market. This is very unfortunate but we believe that this is decreed by Allah.
The governor approved the release of one billion naira as emergency relief for quick support to victims of the disaster.
He said we know that some of them may even have difficulty of surviving the next few days. Many rely on daily businesses in order to cater for themselves.
He also promise to see Mr President and seek for presidential intervention on how to get support for the victims.