The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says that at least 2,000 traders suffered huge losses in the fuel tanker fire that destroyed major parts of the Ochanja Market in Onitsha.
The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Fred Anusim, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, while speaking on the extent of damage by the fire.
Anusim said that from the “rapid assessment” conducted by the agency, over 50 storey buildings were affected.
He said that the assessment was not comprehensive but rapidly done due to the prevailing anger amongst residents of the commercial city. Read more