By Khadijah Aliyu FRCN Abuja
Over 40 shops have been completely razed to ashes due to a fire outbreak at Layin Yan Littafa’i, Kurmi market Kano.
The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Dr . Saleh Jili who confirmed the incident and said the fire which occurred at about 2 pm yesterday Monday had turned many book shops to ashes.
Dr. Saleh Jili pointed out that, no life was lost during the inferno which he attributed due to electric fault.
“They are not the same with those who have fire outbreaks in their homes where we take relief materials; this kind of disaster needs to be financially assisted especially during this financial crisis”
He said preparations were in top gear for the commencement of a disaster management conference with relevant stakeholders on fire prevention measures.
While reiterating the state government’s readiness to do everything possible to protect the lives and properties of its citizens.
Dr. Saleh Jili, urged the general public to maintain safety at all times by using fire and electric appliances with care to avoid fire outbreaks, especially during harmattan season.
The executive secretary noted that the state emergency management agency had visited the market to condole with those affected and make an assessment of damages for a comprehensive report to the government for possible action.