Midnight fire destroys Sabon Gari market in Kano

Sabon Gari Market, Kano. PHOTO: oblongmedia.net

Sabon Gari Market, Kano. PHOTO: oblongmedia.net

A midnight fire has for the second time gutted the popular Sabon Gari market in Kano, destroying property worth millions of Naira.

An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that the fire which started around 12:30 am, destroyed several shops in the market.

According to the witness, the fire had also razed the footwear section of the market.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at the time of filing this report, men of the state Fire Service were still battling to control the inferno.

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.



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