Farmers and traders count losses as fire razes popular yam market in Plateau state

Heaps of yam tubers and other food items worth many naira are destroyed during a fire which razed the favored Namu Central Yam Market of Qu’an Pan government Area of Plateau State.

The explanation for the hearth which occurred within the early hours of Monday, March 29, was still not known

A resident of the community, Kabiri Buba, 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.

Meanwhile, 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 incident.

“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.” he said

The senator then called on the government and other charitable Nigerians to offer support to the victims

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