Suspected smokers set ablaze Kachako Market, destroyed 150 shops: Firefighters 


Fire has razed 150 improvised shops at the Kachako Central Market in the Takai local government area of Kano.

According to a statement by the Kano fire service, the incident occurred on Monday afternoon.

“We received a distress call at Takai Fire Station at about 01:13 p.m. from the Local Government Security Service Unit, and we immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:21 p.m. to stop the fire from spreading to the other shops,” the statement explained. “The dimension of the market premises is about 2,000 feet by 1,500 feet used as a central market.”


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It added, “We successfully saved about 800 shelters from the fire’’ the state.”

The fire service suspected that the fire was caused by “smokers.” 

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