No fewer than 22 shops were destroyed and property worth millions of naira lost during an inferno at Makole, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area in Kano State.
The Public Relations Officer of the state fire service, Mallam Kasim Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Tuesday.
He said officers of the service were able to put off the fire, saving some of the property from the inferno.
Musa said that in spite of the enormity of the disaster, no life was lost, adding that the cost of the damage was yet to be determined.
Musa warned people to be safety conscious, particularly during the harmattan.
One of the victims, Sani Ali, said they were still in shock having lost belongings worth millions of naira to the incident. [NAN]