27.3 C
New York
Monday, July 22, 2024

Fire Guts Another Kano Market, Destroys 19 Shops, Mosque

Must read

A fire outbreak has destroyed about 19 shops and a mosque in the popular Rimi Market in the Kano Municipal Local Government of the state metropolis.

This is coming barely a few days after another fire outbreak destroyed 80 shops in the Kurmi market, which is a few distance away from the Rimi market.

Speaking to Daily Trust, chairman of the market Alhaji Musa Tijjani Sarkin Kasuwa Rimi said the incident is suspected to be from an electrical fault and that the fire started around 2:00 am.

He added that some of the items burnt in the shops include furniture, farm produce, spices, and other items.

“We thank God that no life is lost in the incident. But people have lost a lot of their wealth because the shops were well alight. We want the government to support us as many of us have lost our capital,” he said.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Kano State Fire Service spokesman, PFS Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi said after receiving a call, they sent their personnel to the scene on time and succeeded in quenching the fire from spreading to other places.

“After arriving at the scene of the incident, we found that about 14 permanent shops, 1 mosque, and 5 temporary shops were engulfed by fire. The area of the blaze is about 75 X 50 feet used as Rimi Market shops. All permanent, temporary shops and the mosque were all razed.

“With the good effort of our men, we successfully saved several shops within the market premises. No injury, no live loss,” he said.

According to him, while the cause of the incident is under investigation, he draw the attention of the general public to switch off all electrical appliances and disconnected from the source when not in use.

Lagos: Chaos In Alaba Rago Market After Police Opens Fire On Trader

There was pandemonium at Alaba Rago Market in the Ojo area of Lagos on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, when policemen attached to Okokomaiko Division who had gone to effect arrest of a suspect opened fire on a trader.

Trouble as gathered started when the police officers came under heavy attack from a large number of traders who pounced on them

Vanguard learned that when the attack on the officers became excessive, one of the policemen opened fire on their attackers in a bid to wade off the irate mob, fatally injury to one of the attackers in the process.

Confirming, the incident, the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the incident happened when the officers when to arrest a suspect at Alaba Rago market.

According to Hundeyin, the officers came under heavy attack from a large number of traders.”

“In a bid to tactically retreat from the armed mob attack, one of the officers fired his weapon, resulting in a fatal injury to one of the attackers.”

“A detailed investigation has commenced into the immediate and remote causes of the incident,” he added.

It will be recalled that the Alaba Rago shooting incident happened on the same day Bolanle Raheem who was shot dead on Christmas dead was laid to rest.

Source: Daily Trust

More articles

- Advertisement -The Fast Track to Earning Income as a Publisher
- Advertisement -The Fast Track to Earning Income as a Publisher
- Advertisement -Top 20 Blogs Lifestyle

Latest article