Potiskum Central Market in Yobe State has been engulfed by a mysterious strange fire.
The cause of the inferno which occurred on Sunday, January 8, 2023, is yet to be ascertained.
However, according to eyewitnesses, the fire began at the second-hand cloth seller’s point of the market.
One of the traders who gave his name as Auwal said that “we rushed to the fire service department in Potiskum to report and seek rescue but unfortunately they told us that all the four (4) vehicles are off the road and grounded for quite a long time, we’re helpless while the fire keeps burning our wealth.
“It is unfortunate, we are using local means to put off the fire. We, therefore, appeal to our amiable Governor, Mai Mala Buni to come to our aid by repairing these vehicles, we know he is not aware of this”.
This is the second time the market would be gutted by fire in nearly two years.
In March 2021, a fire destroyed many shops and other valuables worth millions of Naira at Potiskum Central Market in Yobe State.
The cause of the inferno which was put off by some good samaritan was also not known.