Posted by News Express | 22 March 2019 | 542 times
A mysterious fire which razed down the ancient town of Barebari under Sankara Ward in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State has rendered over 300 families homeless.
The fire, which occurred mysteriously in the morning of last Tuesday has burnt over 300 houses, a large consignment of foodstuff, animals, among other valuable domestic utensils worth several millions of naira.
Mallam Abdullahi Umar, the Ward Head of the Area expressed concern over the incident and called on the Jigawa State government to come to their rescue, as communities in the town have lost most of their belongings to the fire.
“We lost a lot since most of our people’s belongings were lost to the fire. We are in dire need of assistance especially food, clothing, and shelter.”
Mallam Yau Usman, who lost 10 of his rooms to the fire outbreak, says he has nowhere to put his family were scattered in search of shelter.
“We have no house to sleep, no food to eat. Most of our belongings, our house, foodstuff, grinding machines, among other valuable items were lost to the fire, saying we thank God there wasn’t list of lives”.
Contacted, Abdulsamad I’ll, a Ringim resident who was the Chairman Ringim local government council, stated as interim intervention, the council has dispatched a large consignment of garri, salt, sugar and grains to cushion the effects of the unforeseen circumstance, assuring to take inventory for possible state government assistance.
Meanwhile, the State Emergency Maintenance Agency (SEMA) has dispatched 20,000 grains, some consignments of buckets, among other domestic utensils as interim measures to the people of Barebari town.
Also supported the people are the Ringim legislator, Hon. Aminu Sule Sankara who donated 20,000 grains, among other domestic utensils. Also donated relief materials were Alhaji Gerawa, a business mogul fifty thousand grains of different varieties, and a senator-elect, Hon. Danladi Sankara who pledged a donation of N100,000 to the affected community, in addition to the supply of large consignment of foodstuffs.
•Sourced from a Daily Independent report
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