By Muhammad Sabiu
A fire has damaged yam tubers worth millions of naira at a market in Taraba State’s Wukari Local Government Area.
Although the cause of the outbreak, which occurred at midnight on Saturday, is unknown, Anthony Agbu, the Chairman of the Yam Sellers Association in the state, stated that there was a major misunderstanding between farmers and sellers, which may have led to the incident.
According to Agbu, this is the 14th instance of its kind this year, with the majority of them occurring after harvest.
The yam dealers and farmers have appealed to the government for assistance, claiming that they have lost N200 million worth of tubers and motorcycles and wheat.