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Published On: Wed, Jan 14th, 2015

Fire guts Katsina market,380 shops destroyed

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From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina

BEANSA ferocious fire outbreak in the early hours of yesterday destroyed
380 shops at Magamar Jibia Market in Jibia local government area of
Katsina State.

According to the Information Officer of the local government, Alhaji
Sa’adu Sulaiman the fire started at a place in the market where two
mad men set fire to get some warmth from the freezing cold in the area.

“ when the two mad men set the fire to warm their body it later
overpowered them and spread to nearby shops where it destroy them” he

He noted that the affected areas in the market include sections where
they are selling guinea brocade, grains and provisions, adding that
the properties destroyed by the fire are worth hundred of millions of

He however, added that no life was lost in the fire but stated that
most of the traders have lost their total investment in the incident.

Similarly, the chairman of the local council, Alhaji Aminu Lawal Jibia
expressed sadness over the incident, disclosing that the council
would assess the damage caused by the fire and look at appropriate ways
of preventing future occurrences.

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