Over 460 businesspersons affected by Nguru fire outbreak



Following a fire outbreak at Nguru Market, Nguru Local Government, on January 8, the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, YOSEMA, has given updates on damages suffered by the people.

According to the agency, about 460 individuals were directly affected, with over 91% in need of immediate support.

About 304 stalls and 137 block shops were also affected by the inferno, making a total of 441.

Also, 74.4% of the damages is on small scale businesses, which is estimated at N10 million, 15.3% is on medium scale business owners, estimated also at N10 - N20 million and 10 % of them large scale, also put at about N20 million.

The agency indicated that the victims include providers of raw food, clothing, jewelries, electronics and GSM marketers, among others.

This, according to YOSEMA, is after the careful assessment of the situation at the scene in Nguru town.

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