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Over 600 Shops Destroyed Again As Kano Market Goes Up In Flames
The popular Abubakar Rimi market, Kano, has suffered another tragedy as a ”mysterious ” fire which started around 1.00am destroyed no fewer than 600 shops and other property worth millions of Naira.
It will be recalled that few months ago, the same market was razed by fire which destroyed thousands of shops and destroyed properties worth billions of naira.
The fire affected mostly shops where foodstuffs like rice, tomatoes, vegetables and others things were sold.
A trader affected by the inferno, Zenabu Ibrahim, told our reporter that she lost over N300,000 sales proceeds she made on Friday, which she kept in a safe at her shop.
Another trader, Garba Isa, who sells rice and other food stuff, said he lost over 100 bags of rice and beans in the fire.
Isa disclosed that he got a bank loan to replenish his store after it was burnt in the fire that razed the market earlier this year.
Iya Nike, who also deals in food stuff told icirnigeria.org that everything in her shop was destroyed, and wondered where she would start from again.
However, all efforts to speak with officials of the state fire service were abortive as they asked the reporter to come back later.
Governor Abdulahi Ganduje was also yet to issue any official statement as at the time of filing this report.