Farmers And Traders Count Losses As Fire Razes Popular Yam Market In Plateau LGA (Photos)


Report reaching, that heaps of yam tubers and other food items worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident which occurred at a popular Namu Central Yam Market of Qu’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

At the time of filling this report, the cause of the fire which was said to have happened at the early hours of Monday, March 29, is yet to be ascertain.

According to one Kabiri Buba, a resident of the community, said more than 100 farmers were affected by the incident and called on the government at all levels to come to the aid of the farmers.

However, the Senator representing Plateau South, Nora Dadu’ut, in a statement on Monday, commiserated with the victims and the traditional ruler of the community, Long Jan of Namu, Safiyanu Allahnana, over the tragic incident.

She said;
“I commiserate with the entire people of Namu over this sad incident. Since I heard of this incident, I have not been my usual self, I feel very sad. I pray to God to revive the spirit of those affected by this incident. May God give them the grace to accept the loss and continue the struggle.”

The senator also called on the Plateau state government and other charitable Nigerians to come and render their support to the victims.