By Suzan Edeh
Fire has destroyed 75 hectares of rice farm in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Vanguard learned that the rice farm, located at Liman, Katagum along Dass Road, belongs to two investors, a Director of Futlink West Africa Limited, Nasiru Mohammed, and one Auwal Mohammed.
Speaking to newsmen on the incident, the supervisor of the farm, Ahmed Mohammed, said the fire which cause was still not known, lasted for more than two hours and destroyed rice under cultivation worth millions of naira.
According to Mohammed, “the fire was vicious, aided by dry leaves and wind. This farm has provided employment for over 1,000 youths in the state, so we are calling on stakeholders in the state to come to the aid of the investors, who have lost their source of livelihood.”