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Regional News of Thursday, 30 December 2021


Tragedy as fire guts two popular markets, destroys 200 shops

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Two markets, Kasuwan Daji and Kara in Sokoto State were on Wednesday gutted by fire and goods worth several millions of Naira were destroyed in the process.

Daily Trust gathered that the fire which started around 11:30am and lasted till evening time destroyed over 150 shops at Kasuwan Daji.

The fire at Kara market started around 7pm and was still raging as of the time of filing this report with men of the federal and Sokoto State fire services battling to put it off.

Causes of the two fire incidents could not be ascertained as of press time.

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bashir Jegawa, who visited Kasuwan Daji said a committee would be set up to ascertain the damage for possible support.