Buhari orders assistance for victims of Benin fire outbreak

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called on local and federal authorities to provide assistance to victims of the fire incident in Oba Market, Benin, Edo State.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja quoted the president as saying: “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their shops and wares.’’

The President also directed an investigation into the cause of the inferno, in order to avoid the “horrific’’ situation in the future, while condoling with all those that were affected.

 

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