Several houses and goods were destroyed by fire on Friday night at the popular Terminus Market in Jos.
Traders from different ethnic nationalities, on Saturday morning, broke down in tears following the fire outbreak.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, told Punch that the fire incident was very severe.
He said, “Yes, there was a fire incident at the popular Terminus Market in Jos. Goods and warehouses were destroyed. The Plateau State Commissioner of Police (Undie Adie), and chairman of Jos North Local Government Area were there to ascertain the level of damage and you will get the details from me later.
“For now, we can’t estimate the total amount lost because of the fire because so many people were involved; the money lost is unquantifiable because the fire incident was very severe.”