Nigerians have reacted to the closed-circuit television footage showing how a nine-year-old girl set fire to the multi-million naira shopping centre, Ebeano Supermarket in Lokogoma, Abuja on July 17.
The girl had accompanied her mother to the supermarket to shop during which she wandered on her own to the section where inflammable items were kept.
She could be seen in the footage touching one of the items placed on the same shelf as gas cylinders.
A few seconds after she walked away from the section, fire could be seen burning on the shelf holding the item she touched. The inferno led to the supermarket counting losses.
Reacting, popular singer, Timi Dakolo said, “There is actually more to that Ebeano supermarket burning. The said child went straight to the rack that has inflammable. She walked like knew where she was going. Watched it start burning before she left.”
@Ahmedlekan agreed with Timi Dakolo, saying, “Very true, that is not a child. No child will go straight and set fire if they had not been asked/forced to do it. The child played the part well and followed the script. It’s the main mastermind that we should be wary of.”@Unkul_Obi spoke of Ebeano Supermarket, saying, “There is a store assistant in every line to help you get whatever you want. How come there was no assistant there? How come no one was watching the CCTV? Why was the child too careful to start the fire?” (Punch)