By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO – A fire outbreak at the wee hours of Thursday gutted the popular singer market in Kano, destroying no fewer than 200 shops.
The State director of the fire service,Alhaji Balarabe Kabara confirmed to Vanguard on phone that the fire outbreak was recorded around 6:00am and unspecified number of shops had been affected.
Kabara said “We are yet to ascertain the actual number of shops destroyed as we are still battling to put out the inferno.”
The fire service chief added “We cannot give you the number of shops affected but the fire had destroyed many shops”.
However, an eyewitness who identified himself as Aminu Inuwa said the fire started around 4:15 am, and a particular structutre containing over 200 shops were completely affected.
Aminu said that the fire had also razed a number of ware houses of food stuff and essential commodities located within the vicinity of market.