Over 100 shops in the popular Marian market in Clabar, Cross River state capital was gutted by fire on Friday, July 3, 2020.
According to reports, the fire at the Marian market started from one of the shops in the fruit section and spread over other shops on Friday night.
Goods worth millions were lost in the market which is the second biggest in Calabar.
Director-General of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, Princewill Ayim, who went for an on-the-spot assessment, sympathised with the affected traders.
“We are here to assess the extent of damage and to also document the affected traders with a view to ameliorating their situation, especially at this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The state government is very responsive to cases of emergencies like this, I can assure you that something will be done to assist the victims,” he said
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Happening Now: Panic in Marian Market Calabar as fire wreck shops and properties of Igbos. This market is indeed an Igbo dominated market and I believe the janjaweed must have paid one of us Biafran in Calabar to do this but The Most High YAH who sees in secret will exposed them. pic.twitter.com/SkBNpYUBPb
— Wise Pat (@WisePat1) July 4, 2020
Today 3rd July 2020 the popular Calabar Marian Market is on fire, same incident occurred in the Market on 1st January 2018 destroying goods worth millions of naira. pic.twitter.com/4cxwl0uW0Y
— Akwa-Cross Facts & History (@Akwa_CrossFacts) July 3, 2020