Fire Destroys Popular Supermarket, 11 Shops At Keffi In Nasarawa State

Fire Destroys Popular Supermarket, 11 Shops At Keffi In Nasarawa State

By David Christopher, Lafia

A popular super store, Paragon Supermarket, alongside 11 adjoining shops at Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state were on Tuesday, November 16, raised down by fire outbreak that destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

An eyewitness revealed to AljazirahNigeria, that the fire outbreak started at about 2am on Tuesday and lasted for some hours before security agencies attention were drawn, adding that the men of the Nigerian Police Force, Fire Service, Nasarawa State Youth Empowerment and members of the Friends of Police intervention brought the inferno under controlled.

In an interview with the Chairman of Keffi local Government  Areaa of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Baba Shehu, symphatised with shop owners whose belonging at the wake of that fateful day were gutted by fire.

Alhaji Shehu in show of his administration pro-activeness, said two committees would be set up immediately.

He said, “It is sad and regrettable that a period as this where people are going through different challenges in life to have their belongings razed down by fire.

“Although I am not in town, but for concern over the fire incident that took place this morning, I have directed my deputy, the council secretary and members of the keffi legislative arm along with some security agencies to go to the scene of the fire.

“I will upon arrival, set-up two committees; one to investigate the remote cause of the fire and the second committee will be an emergency relief committee”, he stated.

The chairman who called for calm, appealed to the shop owners to take everything that happened to them in good faith, against ill thinking of trying to aportion blames, “God knows it all and as believers,we are expected to see whatever, be it good or bad as an act of God.

“We will find a way of cushioning the effect of their losses, immediately the committee is set up and submit their reports”, he reiterated.

He used the medium to thank, immensely, the quick intervention of the men of the Fire Service Keffi, the Divisional Police Officer, other security agents whom he said if not for their timely intervention ,the fire would have done more havoc.

Our correspondent report, that  about 12 shops stocked with provisions, electronics, boutiques and other items were affected as the shop owners count their losses in millions of naira.

It would be recalled that keffi local government area, has had reoccurring fire incidences, especially this period of the year when the hammattan season set in and as a matter of concern,the Engineer Abdullahi Sule led administration of the state made efforts that will averts future fire hazards whereas the  old keffi market along the emir’s palace is undergoing construction to a state of the art neighborhood market. 

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