Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Fire kills 12, destroys N 2.1 bn properties in Sokoto

12 December 2016, 16:23

Sokoto - No fewer than twelve persons died as a result of 385 fire incidents in Sokoto State from January till December 2016, according to the Director-General of the State Fire Service Department, Alhaji Ibrahim Dingyadi.

Dingyadi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Monday that, properties worth over N 2.1 billion were also lost in the infernos.

Properties worth over N 2.8 billion were also saved from the blazes by the Department.

Dingyadi attributed most of the infernos to electrical faults and mishandling of fires in homes, markets and other commercial areas.

“The Department has embarked on series of sensitisation campaigns to raise awareness of the residents on fire prevention and mitigation.

“They are also being sensitized on the need to report fire outbreaks on time, as well as follow laid down rules and regulations in constructing structures.”

The director-general further disclosed that the state government has recently ordered for ten new fire engines for the department.

Similarly, five of the existing ones have been refurbished, while eight new fire stations were being established.

“We are also in the process of rehabilitating the existing fire stations, recruitment of new firemen, training and retraining.

“We are also in the process of taking over the fire engines in the 23 local governments, to boost fire prevention and control,” Dingyadi said.


For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.



Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...