Ahmad Babba Kaita, the senator representing Katsina Central district, has commiserated with the victims of the fire incident that razed parts of the city’s central market.
He donated the sum of N20million to ameliorate the suffering of the affected traders. He made the donation when he paid a sympathy visit to the traders on Saturday.
In his response, the chairman of the traders association, Alhaji Abbas Labaran Albaba, thanked the senator for the gesture, as well as all other sympathisers coming in groups and individually to identify with them.
In a related development, the Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Farouk Umar, also paid a sympathy visit to the Katsina State Government over the incident. He urged the victims to consider what befell them as a test from God and accept it in good faith so as to gain the full measure of their reward.
He called on organisations and individuals to assist the victims of the inferno, and thanked Governor Aminu Bello Masari for his commitment towards rebuilding the market.