The Kano State Fire Service on Saturday cautioned black market dealers against selling fuel in or around residential houses in the state.
The State Director of the agency, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
“Of recent we experienced fire outbreaks in the state as a result of people selling fuel near residential houses,” he said.
“This illegal practice must stop or those involved will face the wrath of the law.”
He said keeping of jerry cans of petrol near houses or at homes must stop forthwith and warned that such petroleum products would be confiscated.
“Henceforth any person caught selling fuel in houses would be arrested and prosecuted while the products will be confiscated,” Kabara said.