Fire Burns Down Over 200 Shops In Benue Modern Market

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Not Less than 200 shops were yesterday burnt down by fire at the modern market in Makurdi metropolis of Benue state.
According to reports the fire started about 6:30pm on Tuesday at the middle section of the market shortly after the official closing of commercial activities of the day.

It was gathered that no lives was lost during the inferno which gutted two blocks of the markets consisting of at least 100 lock-up shops each but goods worth billions of Naira were completely destroyed.

A shoe dealer, who stood speechless watching the ruins of his wares, lamented that it was the second time his shop was being burnt at the modern market.

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