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President Buhari breaks down in tears over Azare market fire in Bauchi

President Buhari reportedly broke down in tears today, upon reports of a Fire incident in Azare market, Bauchi State

According to reports, the president could not hold back his tears as no fewer than 750 shops were gutted in flames.

He has since gone on a visit to the state to see things for himself and assess the damages suffered by traders affected

Upon arrival, Buhari said:
“I am here to personally sympathise with traders in Azare in the aftermath of the unfortunate fire incident in the market last week,”

“Federal Government is committed to economic development and the market fire disaster is a great setback to our genuine commitment to economic recovery.”

The Governor, Abubakar and Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Umar Faruk respectively described President Buhari’s visit as timely.

According to them, the president’s visit demonstrates his concern to citizenry of the state especially victims of fire disaster in Azare market. The Emir said;

“We crave the indulgence of President Buhari to redouble federal government’s efforts to get rid of criminals along Azare -Potiskum road as activities of armed robbers is now a serious concern.”

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