Victims and owners of shops gutted by fire at the Rumuepirikom market are appealing to the federal and Rivers State government to come to their aid.
The victims of the market inferno while lamenting the loss of goods worth millions of naira and the untold hardships the incident has brought to their families, want the market rebuilt.
It was a sad tale for Rose Mpi a hearing impaired mother whose were among those gutted by fire at the Rumuepirikom community market in Port Harcourt.
In an attempt to narrate her ordeal through an interpreter, tears gushed down her eyes which explained it all.
The affected market women whose shops were burnt down, while lamenting the untold hardships that have befallen them and their families called on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike who happens to come from the community to assist them.
The leader of the market women ihuoma Chuku said not less than a hundred million naira worth of goods were destroyed by the inferno.
The victims said with the harsh economic realities Nigerians were currently going through, they can not afford to stay idle as the only occupation that put food on their table was trading.
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