Dr Michael Tidi, the Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area of Delta, has sympathised with the victims of the early Wednesday’s morning inferno that razed some makeshift structures belonging to the Arewa Settlers at Ubeji community.
Tidi, who made an on-the-spot assessment to the scene on Wednesday in Warri, however,directed that the occupants of the structures should furniture his office with the kind of businesses they were into there.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the structures which allegedly caught fire at about 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday was quickly prevented by residents in the area from spreading to other residential buildings.
“I am here for an on-the-spot assessment to see the extent of damage caused by the early morning fire on the makeshift structures.
“I sympathise with the victims. My administration is determined to know the kind of businesses the occupants do in the makeshift structures,” Tidi said.
However, an eyewitness told newsmen that the cause of the fire could not be ascertained but the timely response by the residents prevented the situation from extending to a storey building under construction.
“Over 350 bags of cement meant for the storey building were affected,” the witness said.