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Borno Gov’t Contains Fire Outbreak At Gamboru Market



Borno State Government said it has contained a fire outbreak which occurred by 10pm on Wednesday at Layin Yan Katako and outer sections of the popular Gamboru Market in Maiduguri.

The announcement was contained in a statement issued to Journalists by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Prof. Tar said the Borno State Fire Service immediately on getting report of the incident, dispatched a team of fire fighters to the site, and the inferno was effectively extinguished.

He added that the adjoining sections on the four cardinal points from point of impact were effectively safeguarded from the raging fire.


“On Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 1000 hours, a fire outbreak was reported at the Layin Yan Katako and outer sections of the Gamboru Market in Maiduguri,” Prof Tar said.

He disclosed that no human casualty was reported at the incident, stressing that the security of the market was also not at risk of tresspass or vandalisation.

He noted that the state’s fire service and the State Emergency Management Authority, SEMA, were conducting on-the-spot assessment of the inferno to determine its root cause(s) and steps to avoid future occurrence.

He added that the government will take all steps to overcome fire disasters in the state.

“Meanwhile, members of the public are advised to maintain law and order, and ensure the safety of the market is not breached,” the statement said.


The Commissioner, on behalf of the State Government, commiserates with everyone affected by the incident.

“We also thank the first responders for their speed of action which prevented the fire from spreading across the market space,” he said.

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