A fire has razed four shops in the Hajj camp market in Kano and destroyed goods worth millions of naira. The fire, which was said to have started around 7 pm on Friday, affected Arabian clothes sellers.
One of the affected shop owners, Hajiya Aisha Abduljalal, said she was called and that when she arrived, her shop was already on fire, adding that nothing useful was left.
Speaking to journalists on the incident, the chairman of the market, Alhaji Auwalu Ahmad Shinkafi, said though the losses could not be ascertained now, four shops were torched.
Alhaji Auwalu said, “The fire is suspected to be as a result of electrical fault. We don’t know the amount of money lost, but we are talking of millions, and we will let you know when we get the exact amount.
“We called the fire service and other authorities involved and they gave us maximum cooperation to control the situation.”
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kano State fire service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, said fire fighters arrived at the scene immediately they received a call and that they were able to control the fire.
First published in Daily trust
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