A fire accident that occurred on Wednesday in Kurni Market in Kano, has destroyed a total of 80 shops.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the service received an emergency call at about 5:23 am from one Aliyu Alkasim over the outbreak of the fire disaster.
”Today, Wednesday March 1, 2023, our control room received an emergency call at about 05:23 am from one Aliyu Alkasim. He reported an outbreak of fire at Kurmi Market, Kano Municipal Area”
Abdullahi said immediately after receiving the report, the service mobilized its men to the scene.
”We turned out our men from various fire stations within the metropolitan area. On their arrival at the scene of the incident at about 05:27 am, the area affected by the fire was about 160 X 100 feet.”
He said with good effort of their men, the service was able to successfully save several shops within the market area and no injury was recorded and no life was lost.
He said the cause of the incident is still under investigation.
He urged the general public to always switch off all electrical appliances and disconnect from the source when not in use and avoid careless use of naked fire throughout the market premises.”