It was gathered that the tragic fire incident at Ochanja market in Onitsha which destroyed properties and also claimed lives is reportedly still on this morning October 17.
According to an eyewitness, the fire is still on as the state government couldn’t provide a fire truck and had to borrow from the Delta State Government.
The borrowed fire truck reportedly didn’t come with enough water which is why there is still fire at the market this morning.
An Anambra OAP, Gwen Divy Ifeson who reacted to the incident shared a photo of the budget allocation to Anambra Fire Service from 2013 till date.
This is the budget of Anambra State Fire service since 2013 till date.
They must tell us what these monies were used for.
None of the fire service team in Onitsha had water nor good tyre.
In 2016 when such inferno happened at the same spot the government gave lots of promises. We no longer want bed promises we want a proactive measure to be put in place this time.
We must get it right
Meanwhile, it was further gathered that some of the traders who don’t believe in putting their money in banks, had some money in their stores which reportedly got burnt.
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Some parts of #Ochanja Market in #Onitsha which was razed down by fire after a fuel tanker explosion yesterday October 16, is allegedly still on fire today October 17…. Eyewitnesses alleged that the Anambra state government couldn’t provide a fire truck and had to borrow from the Delta State Government which didn’t come with enough water 😥😥