According to Alhassan Barde, Executive Secretary, Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)), the fire, which started around midnight, raged on till the early hours of Thursday.
He said that the cause of the fire was yet to be determined, but that affected shops were consumed totally.
“The quantity of goods destroyed is yet to be ascertained, but we have just had a meeting with officials of the Jos Terminus Market to enable us interact with the traders whose shops were involved.
“ It is after the meeting that we shall carry out an assessment of the situation so as to determine the extent of damage and the next line of action,” he said. (NAN)