Over 70 shops destroyed as fire razes market in Kano

At least seventy shops have been destroyed as fire razed the Kasuwar Kurmi Market in Kano state.

This was confirmed in a statement made by the Kano State Fire Service spokesman, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

According to him, the Wednesday incident started at about 05.23 a.m.

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Abdullahi said the service received a distress call from one Aliyu Alkasim that there was an outbreak of fire at the market.

The Kurmi market is famous for trading in perfume, ginger, and leather.


The spokesman said six permanent and 74 open shops were completely razed by the fire.

Abdullahi, however, confirmed that no life was lost and no one was injured.

He said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

Abdullahi advised consumers to switch off and disconnect all electrical appliances and avoid careless use of naked fire, especially within the market premises.


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