Rice traders at the Gidin Dorowa Rice Mill in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State have recounted losses resulting from the fire that gutted the rice mill on Tuesday night.
At least 170 bags of rice, as well as some rice processing equipment, were reportedly burnt.
Vice-chairman of the Rice Millers Association, Salisu Mamman said on Thursday that the watchmen at the factory informed them that the fire started from a nearby dumpsite and spread to the factory.
The Vice chairman claimed that fire burnt three processing machines; one shop, one union office, one fashion designer store and about one hundred and seventy bags of rice.
Chairman Caretaker Committee of Wukari Local Government visited the scene and urged traders to remain calm