A fire outbreak on Sunday night destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira at the old market in Sokoto. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started around 10.00pm lasted for about three hours before it was put off by firemen, traders and good Samaritans, including Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
The market, locally known as Kasuwar Dan-Jabalu, is reputed for selling clothing materials, foot wears and jewelries, as well as exchange of foreign currencies. A cross section of the affected traders described the incident as an act of God.
”This is a tragedy from God, and we have taken it as such as faithful Muslims.