Senate President, Mala-Buni commiserate with Potiskum fire victims

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with victims of the fire incident that occurred at the Potiskum Market, Yobe State, on Monday.

Lawan, according to a statement by his media office, expressed sadness over the incident that left many shops burnt and some people injured.

The Senate President prayed for the quick recovery of the injured persons and called for public support for those, whose means of livelihood had been wiped out by the inferno.

Lawan commiserated with the government and the entire people of Yobe State over the incident and called on the state authorities to investigate the cause of the fire with a view to averting a recurrence of the disaster.

Governor Mai Mala-Buni also commiserated with victims of the fire outbreak.

The fire, which broke out in the early hours of Monday, razed six traditional medicine shops.

In a statement issued in Damaturu, Mala-Buni said he received the news of the incident with sadness.

He directed the state Emergency Management Agency to provide the victims with all necessary support and to take stock of damage caused by the inferno.

The governor also directed the state’s fire service to be proactive, especially in the current harmattan season.

The News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying, “I wish to express my deep sympathy to victims, who lost their valuables to the Potiskum Market inferno.

“The state Ministry of Information, SEMA and the fire service should intensify campaigns against bush burning and other causes of fire outbreaks.

“The harmattan season is always identified with cases of fire outbreaks; our people should therefore be enlightened on what to do to guard against fire outbreaks.”

He also directed traditional institutions in the state to engage people on proactive measures against fire incidences.

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