Terminus market Jos gutted by fire, 270 shops and goods worth millions destroyed

A fire incident which occurred at popular Terminus market in Jos, Plateau state capital in the early hours of today Saturday July 21st, razed down 270 shops.

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Confirming the incident, the State Police Commissioner, Adie Undie, stated that though the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, however the fire started around 1:30am. The Police boss who said police officers will remain at the scene, to ensure hoodlums do not take advantage of the situation to loot, told newsmen;

“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire Service responded promptly. The nature of the market really hindered the men of the fire service from accessing it with ease, but they did their best. My officers were able to cordon the arena and ensure hoodlums didn’t take undue advantage of the situation to loot.”

Abdulrahman Yusuf, chairman, traders association in Plateau, told journalists that over 270 shops with properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. Yusuf called on the government to come to the aid of the traders, to enable them bounce back.

“We have one trader in this market that lost goods worth over N20 million,” Yusuf said. “So, it’s a huge loss and it’s quite devastating.”

The spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, also confirmed the fire incident. He said;
“Yes, there was a fire incident at the popular Terminus market in Jos. Goods and warehouses were destroyed. The Plateau State Commissioner of Police (Undie Adie), and chairman of Jos North Local Government Area were there to ascertain the level of damage and you will get the details from me later.
“For now, we can’t estimate the total amount lost because of the fire because so many people were involved; the money lost unquantifiable because the fire incident was very severe.”

Here are some photos below;

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This is however not the first Terminus Market has been razed down by fire. The market was in 2001 gutted by a fire, and again in 2016.

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