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
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"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.