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Fire Destroys Several Shops At Kaduna Central Market

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Food Traders Lament As Midnight Fire Razes Their Shops.

It was an early morning disaster for food traders in Birni Kudu today as fire has gut down several shops in Kaduna Central Market in Kaduna State.

As at 9am today, men of the fire brigade were sighted at the scene of the incident trying to extinguish the fire to prevent escalation.

The fire was said to have began at around 2am while shop owners were at home, except for the guards, who alerted those they could.

Traders of food stuff at Birni Kudu in the Bakin Dogo axis of the market took turns to lament their loss. One Aisha, who spoke in tears, said she and her mother lost several bags of food stuff to the fire.

Though the official cause of the fire, as at the time of this report, is unknown, eyewitnesses attribute it to power surge from Kaduna Electric, the state electricity provider.

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