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Bafawara donates N10m to victims of fire

11 February 2015, 20:33

Sokoto - Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, the former governor of Sokoto State and chieftain of the PDP, has donated N10 million to victims of the fire that gutted some parts of Sokoto central market.

Bafarawa donated the money on Wednesday in Sokoto when he visited the victims to commiserate with them on their loss.

"I am not here to play politics, but to show my sympathy to you.

Also read: Benin market gutted by fire

"The money is not in any way to compensate you, but to help in alleviating your suffering," he said, and appealed to the victims to regard the incident as an act of God.

Responding, the chairman of "Area J" section of the market, Alhaji Kabiru Dodo commended Bafarawa for the gesture and pledged that the money would be judiciously distributed among the victims.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that eleven shops at the section of the market were gutted by fire on Tuesday night.

The fire destroyed assorted goods worth millions of naira although nobody lost their live or sustained injury. 



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