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Onitsha market fire: ‘I lose my retirement moni afta 30 years of savings’

Retired banker Mrs Nkiru Ukwu save all her moni, open shop for Ochanja market, Onitsha Anambra state wit hopes say she go see moni take feed her five children.

But dat dream don spoil afta serious fire burn down her shop completely on Wednesday, October 17 2019.

D fire wey start afta one tanker wey carry petrol fall down come burn Ochanja and Relief markets.

Di retired banker wey bin dey in very sad mood, manage tok say;

She tok say, “I buy shop for one of di plaza inside di market wit three million naira, come even buy plenty markets for my shop for Christmas season wey dey come wit two million naira. I don work for bank for thirty years, na my gratuity and savings I take start di business.”

As our tori pesin dey follow Mrs Ukwu dey tok, she break down, come cry, dey shout say all her gratuity don go like dat.

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She say she no know wia she go even start from.

Very small part of her market still dey come from China and her pikin dey plan to use social media sell am but she say di moni no go too reach anywia.

Everybodi dey vex’ – BBC Igbo reporter Ebere Ekeopara
Ebere Ekeopara, our reporter wey dey ground for Onitsha describe how pipo dia dey vex say goment no come to epp dem during di fire and how sadness full everiwia because of di plenti loss of life and property.

One man tell Ekeopara say im still dey find im younger brother one day afta di fire, as e no dey ansa im phone. Di man say im call di younger brother wey dey inside di market to comot sharparly, but di response im brother give am say na im wan quick open di safe inside dia shop upstairs so that e go use am buy glue di next week.

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Di man say now im now know if im younger hear word to come down or e burn inside fire because nobodi dey pick when e call.

Our reporter also hear say di tori of one woman wey die inside di fire with her pikin.

Right now, e no dey clear how many pipo die as goment officials never confam.

Di man say now im now know if im younger hear word to come down or e burn inside fire because nobodi dey pick when e call.

Our reporter also hear say di tori of one woman wey die inside di fire with her pikin.

Right now, e no dey clear how many pipo die as goment officials never confam.

Abeg make una come back for more tori.

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