77 shops in Kano Market, Kasuwar Kurmi (‘Yan Gumama) Market, were razed down by fire as confirmed by the Kano State Fire Service.
Speaking to a NAN correspondent on Sunday, Spokesman of the agency, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, disclosed that 70 of the shops were razed down completely.
“We received a distress call early hours of (Sunday morning) at 07:35 a.m from one Aliyu Ibrahim that there was fire outbreak at the market.
”On receiving the information, we quickly sent some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicle to the scene of the incident at 07: 43 a.m to quench the fire so as not to affect other shops,“ he said.
The Kano Fire Service Spokesperson who further advised traders at the market and other residents to be more careful and desist from using instruments capable of triggering fire as a way of guarding against future occurrence during this dry season, further disclosed that the cause of the incident is still under investigation.