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Again, Fire Guts Kano Singer Market




Goods, Properties Destroyed As Fire Razes Popular Ibadan Market
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There was commotion in Kano State on Monday morning after an inferno caught up with the famous Singer Market.

Barely four months ago, a part of the market was razed down by a fire incident, starting with a store at the market where biscuits and sweets were reportedly kept.

Confirming the latest incident, the Kano State Fire Service explained in a statement that some shops, including the upper building of the old Savannah Bank, were affected by the inferno.

According to the state’s Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi, the fire started around 2:18 am.

He said: “We received a distress call around 2:18am from a man, Sai’du Hamza, that there was fire a incident at the market in Fagge Local Government Area of the state.

”On receipt of the information, we quickly dispatched some of our personnel and fire fighting vehicles to the scene of the incident around 2:22am to put off the fire so it would not spread to other adjoining shops.”

However, Abdullahi said several temporary shops were completely razed by the fire, adding that the fire service was yet to ascertain the cause and the accurate number of the affected shops.

Death Toll Rises To 17 In Kaduna Community Attack

Meanwhile, updates from the Ungwan Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State reveal that the death toll from Saturday’s attack has risen to 17.

It was earlier reported by Naija News that at least 10 corpses were recovered after suspected bandits attacked the Unguwar Wakili community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This online news platform reported that the Special Assistant on Media to the Executive Chairman, Zangon Kataf LGA, Yabo Chris Ephraim, made this known in a statement on Saturday.

He also disclosed that the Chairman had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ungwan Juju, Mabuhu, Ungwan Wakili, and Zangon Urban communities with immediate effect.

Ephraim stated that the curfew allows men of the Nigerian Army to restore peace to the affected communities.

However, in a fresh update, The Punch reports that 14 corpses were recovered this morning, aside from the one person killed yesterday and the two people that died in the hospital.

According to the narration from military men on the ground, the attack might be a retaliation for the killing of a Fulani herder four days ago in Ungwan Juju.

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Apparently, the said Fulani herder was also killed in retaliation for killing one of their locals last month.