By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Few weeks after the largest market, Monday Market, in Maiduguri, Borno State was razed down and over 10,000 shops burnt, Biu Central Market, the second largest market in the state is currently on fire.
Traders were rushing to the scene on Saturday, 18 March, 2023 as smoke billowed into the sky. Some sections of Biu Central Market were razed while voting exercise was on
Vice Chairman of Civilian JTF in Biu, Aliyu Isa, said they were alerted of the outbreak around 9:00am, adding that it took the effort of good Samaritans and fire service to subdue the inferno.
“It’s has actually disrupted elections in some parts of the town but people later returned to cast their votes,” he said, saying the fire largely consumed the section of the market where timbers are sold.