According to sources, some youths had threatened to burn down the shops if the traders fail to pay what they called “matching ground”.
The furniture shops situated between Opolo and Biogbolo suburbs were gutted by the fire at the wee hour of Sunday morning.
The Mayor of Yenagoa City Council Hon. Nimizuoa Uroupaye paid an unscheduled visit to the scene to see the level of damage caused by the fire and sympathized with the Victims.
In an interactive session with the victims, it was gathered that five Boys set the furniture shops on fire around 4.am Sunday Morning.
According to the eyewitness, “I saw them setting the place on fire, the boys are five, I struggle to secure some of my furniture, but I couldn’t because the fire was severe”
The Mayor assured the victims not to be afraid that all those involved in this ugly act will be made to face the full wrath of the law,
The Mayor has however called an emergency meeting between the leadership of Biogbolo Community and the leadership of Traders in his office.
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