A blaze on Friday morning has destroyed goods worth millions of Naira at the popular Yan Katako Market, Sabon Gari, Zaria, in Kaduna State. Suleiman Yusuf-na-Hari, Chairman, Sabon Gari Carpenters Association, Yan Katako Market, Sabon Gari Zaria, said the fire inciden at the market destroyed shops and furniture worth hundreds of millions of Naira at the market. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred at the wee hours of Friday around 4am, with about 50 percent of the shop’s affected. Yusuf-na-Hari said the incident was one of the worst fire outbreaks experienced in the area. He said that there were some 600 shops in the market while more than half of the shops were gutted by the inferno. The Chairman said that the blaze was traced to sparks from one of the machines within the market after it had discharged some hot substances, including carbon. He added that the carbon emission went into the wood dust, where it eventually led to the fire outbreak in the early hours of the day. He said the security men in the market could not prevent the spread of the fire outbreak from the onset adding that it took the intervention of the state fire service to contain it around 10.00am, about six hours after it started. The chairman commiserated with the victims of the fire outbreak and urged them to take the incident in good faith. He further urged the federal, state and local governments to assist the victims of the fire outbreak.
The Kaduna State Government said suspected bandits killed two persons in the early hours of Saturday in Baka village of Igabi local government area of Kaduna.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, made the disclosure to newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna.

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Aruwan said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported that bandits in the early hours of Saturday invaded Baka village, Igabi local government area.
“According to the report, the bandits, while shooting sporadically, forcefully gained entry into the residence of the victim, a farmer in the area, attempting to kidnap him and his son, upon resisting the bandits, they were both shot dead.
The Commissioner said Gov. Nasir El-Rufai has expressed sadness over the attacks and condoled the family of the slain father and son, while offering prayers for the repose of their souls.

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