Fire has razed down no fewer than 44 shops at the popular Farm Centre GSM market in Kano metropolis on Friday. Eyewitness and one of the shop owners told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano yesterday that the incident happened around 5:30p.m. when most of the traders had closed for business.
According to the witness, the fire which destroyed phones and other valuables worth millions of Naira, was said to have been caused by a spark from a converter supplying power to some of the shops. The source said though no life was lost, no fewer than 44 shops were destroyed by the inferno.
When contacted, the Director of the state Fire Service, Alhaji Mustapha Rulwan, confirmed the incident. He said a total of 44 wooden shops were razed by the inferno.