Kano - A mid-night fire has for the
second time gutted the popular Sabon Gari market in Kano, destroying property
worth millions of Naira.
Eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on
Saturday that the fire which started around 12:30am, destroyed several shops in
According to the witness, the fire had also razed the
footwear section of the market.
It is reported that as at the time
of filing this report, men of the state Fire Service were still battling to
control the inferno.
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When contacted, the Director of the state Fire Service,
Alhaji Mustapha Rulwan confirmed the incident.
He said the fire started at about 1am and had destroyed
several shops in the market.
According to him, the fire started at the footwear section
of the market.
“Our men are still trying to put out the fire as I am
talking to you now we are in the market”, he said.
NAN reports that this is the second time in five months that
the Sabon Gari market was gutted by fire.