A nocturnal inferno has engulfed a section of Gambarou Market, the second-largest market in Maiduguri metropolis, the capital of Borno State.
As of the time of this report, our correspondent notes that the fire is ongoing.
According to an eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent over the phone, the fire originated from the shops housing spices and grains vendors within the market.
In response to the emergency, security operatives have been dispatched to the market to prevent any potential theft or looting of property. The situation is currently under active observation, and efforts are underway to bring the fire under control.
More details to follow…