A midnight fire has gutted the popular Abubakar Rimi market in Sabon Gari, Kano, destroying property worth millions of Naira.
Eyewitnesses told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that the fire which started around 12:30am, destroyed several shops in the market.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as at the time of filing its report, men of the state Fire Service were still battling to control the inferno.
Director of the state Fire Service, Alhaji Mustapha Rulwan confirmed the incident. He said the fire started at about 1am and had destroyed several shops in the market.
According to him, the fire started at the footwear section of the market. “Our men are still trying to put out the fire as I am talking to you now we are in the market,” he said.
The fire incident is the second in five months at the market.