FIRE OUTBREAK AT BOJI-BOJI MAIN MARKET (GARAGE), VICTIMS CRY FOR AID
By Sunday Memeh
Victims of the Sunday, June 18 2023, fire outbreak at the Boji-Boji Main Market, (Garage) have cried out for help, calling on the Government and spirited Nigerians to come to their aid.
The first victim of the recent fire outbreak who spoke with Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter during an interview, is Chief Christopher Ebubedike, a Wholesaler from Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to him and his wife, Mrs. Linda Ebubedike, ” We were in the shop on that fateful day when the electricity light come on with a very high current.
Suddenly, as we were busy attending to some of our customers, we started seeing smoke coming out from our neighbour’s shop but unfortunately for us his shop was locked service he did not come to shop that Sunday and there was no way we could go in and put off the fire.
“That was how the fire started spreading to our side through the electrical cables that were used to wire the house.
We made efforts to rescue some of our goods anyway, but we lost over 90 percent of the important goods. when we noticed the smoke, we made efforts to contact the owner of the shop where the fire started from, but all our efforts proved abortive, as his phone numbers were not available as at the time of trying to reach him,” they said.
Chief Ebubedike and his wife passionately appealed to the Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid by helping to rebuild the shop and give them some funds to start up again so that they will be able to feed their children.
Chief Ebubedike said they can be reached on 0803406265. He operates with the First Bank and his bank account is 3008936456. Mr. Christopher Ebubedike is the bank name.
Also speaking, an indigene of Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State and Dealer of all kinds of Electronics, Mr. Jaycee Chinedu said he received the distress call that very Sunday at about 3:30 pm that his shop was on fire, but said before he got the the scene, his goods worth over Five Million Naira, (5,000,000) were already burnt to ashes.
He said he did not go to the shop that fateful day otherwise he would have been able to save some of his goods. He pleaded the Government and spirited individuals for assistance to enable him rise again.
He account number for those who want to assist him financially is 2000588517. The bank is Zenith Bank, while his phone number is 08036689747, and the bank name is Mr. Kenneth Ogbuike.
Mr. Chimason Inwirika Aka, Chimason Don Electronics Limited, a native of Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State is another Victim of the fire outbreak.
Chimason while explaining how the sad news got to him on that fateful day, said he was also called on the phone to be informed that his shop was on fire, saying that on reaching there, he discovered that all his goods were already burnt to ashes.
He said that he left about #800,000 he borrowed from his association to support his business in the shop and said the money was also burnt to ashes.
He said what pained him most is that he spent over ₦5.4 Million to buy electronics for his shop about a week before the incident, which he said has not sold single one to recover the money.
He therefore appealed for assistance to enable him rise again and take care of his family.
ChimasonInwirika’s phone number is, 08037117804. He operates with the Access Bank with the following account number, 1220396595. Account name is Chimason Don Electronics Limited.
The fourth Victim of the fire incident is Mr. Ogo Michael of Nkama East Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He also deals on Electronics and other fancy materials. He said he did not come to the shop that very day saying that he went to Agbor-Nta for a meeting when the incident took place.
He stated that he got the information that his shop has been razed down by the fire outbreak by the time he left Agbor-Nta toe the town as there was no network in Agbor-Nta Community.
He said he lost goods worth over ₦8.7 Million Naira to the fire outbreak, calling on the Government and well meaning Nigerians for help.
His phone number is 07036373425. Access Bank account is 0029589788, while the Account name is Ogo Michael.
Another Victim is Mr. Simeon Eberechukwu Aniebo, an indigene of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. He is a dealer on window blinds, Carpet and other home appliances.
He said all his goods worth over ₦4.9 Million Naira were destroyed by the fire outbreak. He passionately appealed to the Government and well-meaning Nigerians for help.
For those who are willing to assist him, he said his Fidelity Bank account number is 6233683886 and phone number is 08035063867.