Buea Molyko Fire: Mayor Ekema Patrick pledges support to victims, moves those rendered homeless to a Bomaka Hotel
It was at about 6 pm Saturday July 17th 2016 when a huge fire emerged from an unknown business store in Molyko, Malingo junction opposite the police station and spread over the entire building. The storey building with about 20 stores mainly for commercial purposes was reduced to ashes.
Accessories, assorted articles, clothes, electronics and other communication gadgets were destroyed by the fire. As the business community struggled to hand pick a few of their belongings out of the burning shops, some pick pockets were visibly transporting goods to an unknown destination. It took the vigilance of the men in uniform to get the thieves arrested.
The damage reported was enormous but no official statement on the financial lost has been made public. The fire also reduced to ashes some “carabot” houses behind the commercial building. Three families rendered homeless have been moved to a hotel at Bomaka by the mayor of Buea, Ekema Patrick.
Mayor Ekema Patrick pledged support to the victims and their families. The exact cause of the fire outbreak is not yet known but investigations have been opened.
Cham Victor Bama (Cameroon Intelligence Report in Buea)