Atiku condoles with victims of Yola Market fire

Picture of fire outbreak used to illustrate the story [FILE PHOTO]

A former vice president and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday expressed sadness over the fire that engulfed Yola Central Market, in Yola, Adamawa State.

In a statement released in Abuja through his media office, the former vice president said the fire incident was one too many.

He called on authorities in charge of public places like markets, schools and factories to be extra vigilant at this period of the year.

Mr. Abubakar said the fire incidents during this period of harmattan could be quite devastating in its impact because of “the prevalence of the dry trade wind” blowing from the North east part of the country.

The APC chieftain stated further that valuable property running into millions of naira and at times human lives had been lost to devastating fires in many parts of the country of recent.

He called on the management of the Yola Central Market, other markets and places of business susceptible to fire outbreaks to work out ways and means of reducing fire outbreaks to the barest minimum.

Mr. Abubakar also challenged the various fire services in the country to improve on the readiness and preparedness to deal with fire outbreaks in order to reduce losses.

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