The second-largest market in Maiduguri, Borno State, known as Biu Central Market, is currently on fire.
This occurs just two weeks after the Monday Market, the town’s largest market, was destroyed and more than 10,000 shops burned down.
As smoke billowed into the sky, our reporter saw traders who had not opened due to the elections rushing to the scene.
While the voting process was taking place, some portions of Biu Central Market were destroyed.
Aliyu Isa, vice chairman of the Civilian JTF in Biu, reported that they received notification of the outbreak around 9:00am.
He claimed that firefighters and good Samaritans worked together to put out the fire.
Elections have been disrupted in some areas of the town, but people later came back to vote, he claimed.
Isa claimed that the market’s timber sales area was largely destroyed by the fire.