A mysterious fire has razed about 100 houses in Soro town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State destroying properties worth millions of naira.
Confirming the incident to Vanguard in an interview, Acting District Head of Soro, Alhaji Muhammad Kilishi said the cause of the fire is yet to be known.
“This fire is quite mysterious because it was not caused by an electrical fault or bush burning. We just noticed that fire from nowhere started burning and before we knew it, it had started destroying houses.
“This incident started mysteriously about a month ago, but no life has been lost since the outbreak. I do not know the meaning of this strange fire which cannot be tied to a cause.
“Maybe it is a spiritual attack or something else; I cannot say for now. It is just that it is quite abnormal for a fire to appear from nowhere and start destroying property in the communities,” Kilishi said.
He however said that no life was lost in the incident.
He expressed appreciation to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for assisting the victims of the mysterious fire. He also called on other government agencies and non-governmental organizations to come to the aid of the victims.