Goods Morth Millions of Naira Lost As Fire Razes More Than 46 Shops In Kano

An unfortunate and calamitous fate befell some traders at Yan Katako Market, Rijiyar Lemu area of Fagge Local Government, Kano State, on Monday after a devastating inferno ravaged the market.

Property and goods worth millions of naira were lost in the fire that destroyed nothing less than fifty shops.

The fire broke in the early hours of Monday around 1 am but the fire service were able to extinguish the fire around 2 am.

Chairman of the market, Mamuda Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident.

He disclosed that the shops affected by the inferno had plywood, foam, spray machine, chairs, and other carpentry tools in them.

He, however, commended the Kano State Fire Service personnel for their prompt response while calling on the state government and philanthropists to support traders who have lost their means of livelihood.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident adding that about 25 shops were completely razed down by the inferno, while several other shops were also torched or partially affected by the fire.

“We received distress calls around 1am and our men were able to put out the fire around 2am,” Abdullahi said.

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