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2022: 166 killed, property worth N358m razed in Kano

At least 166 persons lost their lives, and properties  worth N358 million were destroyed by fire from January to December, 2022, according to the Kano State Fire Service.

The Service public relations officer, Alhaji Saminu  Abdullahi gave the figures to newsmen in Kano.

According to Alhaji Abdullahi,1,035 lives and  properties worth N905 million were saved  during  867 fire incidents recorded in the state in 2022.

He explained that the agency  attended 575 road accidents, while six trapped animals were also rescued.

The Kano state fire service responded to 736 “rescue calls” and 208 “false alarms” from residents of the state during the period in review, the Service spokesman revealed.

Most of the fire incidents, he continued, were caused by “careless handling of cooking gas” and the “use of inferior electrical appliances”.

He called on members of the  public to desist from storing petrol at home or any other unsafe place.

“Those who warm up themselves at the market place or in the street during harmattan should put off the fire with enough water to avoid unforeseen circumstances,” Alhaji Abdullahi admonished.

He also charged  parents to be “vigilant” and  monitor their wards, especially those swimming in ponds and playing in dangerous places, in order to avoid accidents.

He advised Kano residents to contact the  state fire  service in case of emergency, using the following numbers: 08107888878; 07026026400; 07051246833; 08098822631.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu;Editing by Fany Olumoye and Tony Okerafor