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Fire razes over 40 shops in Kano market

More than 40 shops have completely burned to ashes as a result of a fire outbreak at Layin Yan Littafa’i, Kurmi market in Kano.

The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Saleh Jili, who confirmed the incident, said the blaze turned many book shops into ashes.

Dr Jili however pointed out that no life was lost during the inferno, which he attributed to an electric fault.

He explained that the state emergency management agency had visited the market to condole with those affected, and had made an assessment of damages for a comprehensive report to the government for possible action.

Executive Secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency SEMA. Dr. Saleh Jili

“They are not the same with those who have fire outbreaks in their homes where we take relief materials,” the executive secretary said.

“This kind of disaster needs to be financially assisted especially during this financial crisis,” he maintained.

He said preparations were in top gear for the commencement of a disaster management conference with relevant stakeholders on fire prevention measures.

While reiterating the state government’s readiness to do everything possible to protect the lives and properties of its citizens, Dr Jili urged the general public to use fire and electric appliances with care to avoid fire outbreaks, especially during the harmatan season.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu, editing by Daniel Adejo