Fire Guts 4,000 Shops in Sabon Gari Market

THISDAY Breaking-News

By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Fire has razed over 4,000 shops at the popular Sabon Gari market in Kano, leaving property worth billions of naira burnt to ashes.
The fire, which started between 12:00am of Saturday to 11. 39am, was suspected to have been from an electrical fault.

Efforts by the State Fire Service and other private companies’ fire fighters could not save the situation as about 90 per cent of the market was destroyed.
The incident also affected a bank situated within the market and all other stores and shops of the market were burnt.
Smoke clouded Kano horizon as a result of the fire. No life was, however, lost in the outbreak.

Following the unprecedented inferno at Sabon Gari Market, Kano State Commissioner of Environment, Alhaji Ali Bukar Makoda, suspended the environmental sanitation exercise to enable firefighters from neighbouring states provide succour.
An eyewitness, Usman Dakata, told THISDAY that “A lot of our goods were burnt and we have lost a lot”.

Our correspondent observed that shop owners and volunteers thronged the market to assist in stopping the fire from advancing to the remaining shops that were yet to be affected by the massive fire incidence.
Director of the state fire service, Alhaji Mustapha Rilwan confirmed the fire incident.

  • musa aliyu

    Let the traders check inside, their dealings with God. They must have offended us and God, probably through heinous increase of prices of goods, under the guise of” dollar don rise “. May Allah help us

    • Rev

      That is why you also organized a group called Boko Haram to destroy innocent people.

      • musa aliyu

        Or you didn’t hear that the igbos were the Genesis of Boko Haram? What with the several igbos arrested as their spies? What of the pastor caught by the dss sponsoring Muhammad Yusuf while he was alive? You were not born then ko?

        • Anti Hypocrisy

          Your level of stupidity is irredeemable😂😂😂

        • Rev

          You are the son of your father the lying devil….keep it up.

  • Darlington

    Igbos should think East. Economic parasites will continue to strangulate economic interests of Igbos outside Old Eastern region. In less than three months, two major fire incidents have happened in Igbo dominated Sabo Gari markets in Kano. there is something fishy. This is why Biafra agitation is growing at the speed of light. Tomorrow, they will set shops ablaze and come out to blame evil spirit. Electric faulty my foot!

    • musa aliyu

      Idiot. How many igbos own shops in the market? Mtchewwwww

      • Fidel Aitan

        Saying Igbos dominate Sabon-Gari market means you don’t know anything about Nigeria. It is an insult! This is how baseless hypothesis are created for baseless skirmishes, leading to baseless killings. If you know nothing about the north hold your peace.

    • caltu

      Everything is tribal and Nigeria burns. Onitsha market has never been burnt before. Nothing is fishy there. People in bondage.