Bauchi - Alhaji Isah Hamma, a former ACN senatorial candidate in Bauchi state, has donated relief materials worth thousands of Naira to victims of the recent Misau fire disaster.
The ACN Chairman in the Misau Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Juji-Abba Kolo, disclosed this on Sunday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN recalls that some residents of Gurgeldi ward in Misau town have been rendered homeless following a strange outbreak of fire in their area.
Kolo disclosed that the materials donated by Hamma, who contested in the Bauchi Central Zone, included 10 bags of rice, 10 bags of millet and 10 bags of maize.
"The materials have been distributed to the victims to cushion the effect of the fire incident in their respective lives,’’ he said.
The CAN official however said even though the raging fire had subsided, the affected residents were still living in fear as they had suffered deprivation during the one month incident.
Speaking on the fire incident, the District Head of Misau, Alhaji Ahmadu Ahmadu, said the source of the fire outbreak was traced to "some evil spirits’’.
"This was after extensive investigation and prayers by Misau residents,’’ he said.
Ahmadu said the Misau Emirate Council had assisted the victims with N40,000, while a prominent son of the area had also donated N100,000.
One of the victims of the incident, Malam Bappa Jika, told NAN on Sunday the raging fire had been put off three days earlier, saying "we recorded the last incident on Wednesday, May 22”.
He however said most of the people in the area were yet to return their property into their houses ``because we sleep with one eye open, to ensure the strange fire does not take us by surprise again.
"Some of us, including my humble self, have started reconstructing our houses earlier destroyed by the fire while some have taken refuge in other places in the neighbourhood.’’