About sixteen shops have been razed by fire at the main market in Ganye market, Adamawa on Saturday, January 12, 2020.
The fire incident at he main market in Ganye, a commercial town in the southern part of Adamawa State according to DailyPost occurred Saturday night when all shop owners had closed after the day’s business.
“The cause of the inferno has not been determined, but valuable goods and property were lost,” a witness said.
Confirming the incident, the Information Officer of the LGA, Garba Jida on Sunday afternoon said he got to know about the fire outbreak at the Ganye Main Market about 9 pm on Saturday.
“Residents near the market raised the alarm and I was immediately informed,” he disclosed, adding that people rushed to the place and contributed efforts that overcame the fire.
“I called the principal of the Federal Government College, Ganye, who released the water tanker of the college,” the information officer added, explaining that with the water provided by the tanker, youths succeeded in dousing the flames to stop progression to other shops.
“The eight shops on one side of the lane contained grains, while the shops on the opposite side contained provisions and plastic containers,” he explained.