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Bamenda Gov’t Delegate blames fire incident on ghost town perpetrators

The Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent Ndumu Nji, has accused organisers of ghost town days in the…

The Government Delegate to the Bamenda City Council, Vincent Ndumu Nji, has accused organisers of ghost town days in the region for inciting the fire incident which ravaged close to 60 shops at the Bamenda food market.

Meeting with victims of the fire incident shortly after its occurrence on March 14, Vincent Ndumu Nji said people who do not want children to go back to school are putting the education of their children at stake.

The government delegate urged the traders not to respect ghost town days but to go about their usual activities. To him, ghost town has contributed in paralysing activities of traders in the region who ought to be preoccupied in expanding their businesses. The Government Delegate suspicion is based on tracks which were reportedly distributed on Monday, March 12, warning traders who continue to boycott ghost town days.

Trader at the bamenda food market
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To Vincent Ndumu people should not be obeying leaders they cannot see. He said if the government could succeed in recovering Bakassi from Nigeria, defeat Boko Haram, then it should be able to track down perpetrators of the act. Vincent Ndumu Nji however promised that the burnt shops will be reconstructed within three months and that the new ones will be modernized.

The fire incident which occurred early Tuesday burned down more than 60 shops with huge financial losses. One of the victims of the burned down Nico Lango said he owned five shops worth F CFA 15 Million while Adeline Azah said she her goods worth F CFA 500.000 has been reduced to ashes.

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