The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq has directed the National Emergency Management Agency to assess the damage of fire incident that occurred at Tipper Garage Market on 3rd Avenue in Gwarimpa Abuja for immediate intervention.
In a statement by her Special Assistant Media, Nneka Anibeze, the Minster described the incident as as tragic and sympathized with the traders especially those who lost their lives in the inferno. According to the statement, she also condoled with families and relatives of the dead and prays God to grant them eternal rest. According to eyewitnesses, a faulty electrical spark in one of the locked up shops was the cause of the inferno. Report says the fire which started at midnight lasted over two hours before it was put out by the men of the FCT Fire Service.