Fire Razes 21 shops in Kano market

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The Kano State Fire Service says a fire razed 21 shops at Yankatako Market at Rijiyar Lemo in Kumbotso Local Government in Kano.

The service’s spokesman, Saminu Abdullahi, told journalists that the fire occurred at about 2:00 a.m. on Monday.

Mr Abdullahi said, “We received a distress call at about 02:00 a.m. from the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) that there was a fire outbreak at Yankatako market.

“We quickly mobilised our personnel to the scene and put out the fire so as not to spread to other shops,” he said.

Mr Abdullahi said the 21 shops were in the furniture section of the market.

He said no life was lost, and the cause of the fire was being investigated.