Fire Service Pleads Lack Of Facilities As Fire Razes Over 40 Shops In Ikom

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Property worth millions of Naira has gone up in smoke after a fire gutted the Ikom main market in Cross River state.

More than 40 shops have been burnt according to reports.

The inferno has been attributed to power upsurge from the public power supply.

It could not be contained in spite of frantic efforts by shop owners to put it out.

The state fire service station in Ikom, which was contacted for intervention, could not act due to complains of lack of facilities to combat the fire.

The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, John Inaku, who visited the scene of the incident described the destruction as serious.

He said efforts would be made by the state government to ameliorate the sufferings of the victims.

The burnt shops, Inaku said, required total rehabilitation. He urged the victims to remain calm.

Chairman of Ikom main market traders union, Caleb Agwu, called on government agencies, NGOs and philanthropic individuals and organizations to help in cushioning the effect of the disaster.

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