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Fire razes 41 shops in Kano market

By Jesutomi Akomolafe
23 November 2021   |   3:06 am
Forty-one shops located at Kasuwar Kurmi (Yan’ littafai) Market in Kano State have been razed by fire in the early hours of Monday.

[FILES] Kano State. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

Forty-one shops located at Kasuwar Kurmi (Yan’ littafai) Market in Kano State have been razed by fire in the early hours of Monday.

Confirming the incident, Kano State Fire Service stated that the fire began at about 01: 58am and was caused by an electrical spark.

According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, fire servicemen were deployed to the scene after receiving a distress call to douse the fire.

“Upon receiving the information, we quickly sent a fire vehicle to the scene about 02:07 a.m, to bring the situation under control,’’ the statement said.

Abdullahi stated that 37 improvised temporary shops were razed while four permanent shops were affected, advising traders and residents to always switch off electrical appliances or disconnect from sources when not in use.

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