Traders count losses as fire razes 22 shops in Kano market

Aliya Moses
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Properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire incident that occurred at Gwarzo Market in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano state.

The inferno which happened on Monday, has thrown the victims into critical condition as many of them were said to have lost millions of naira to the disaster.

The Zonal Information Officer of Gwarzo Local Government, Rabiu Khalil confirmed the incident in a statement made available to The Newsmen on Tuesday.

“The fire started at midnight of last Sunday and it took the State Fire Service personnel up to Monday morning before they could finally put it out,” the statement said.

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Khalil explained that dozens of shops were completely razed down by the inferno, while property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

He, however, noted that there was no injury or loss of life in the incident.

One of the victims, Dayyabu Bala, said he lost property worth over N5m to the fire.

He called on the government and other well-to-do individuals to come to their assistance to alleviate their sufferings.

A member representing Gwarzo Federal Constituency, Abdulahi Babangandu, had paid a sympathy visit to the affected traders where he donated N500,000 to the victims.

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When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, also confirmed the incident, saying 22 shops were destroyed by the inferno.

Abdullahi, however, explained that out of the 22 shops, two were under construction in the market.

“The number of affected shops was 22 out of which two were uncompleted,” Abdullahi said.

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