Shops and goods were razed in an early morning inferno which razed 60% pf Birnin Kebbi Central Market. According to Kebbi daily, the fire began around 12.45am on Saturday, March 26. Fire fighting vehicles, personnel from Kebbi State Fire Service and shop owners battled with the inferno until early afternoon.
Security was heightened in and around the market to prevent hoodlums from looting the trader’s properties. Some shops were successfully evacuated at the beginning of the inferno.
The Kebbi State Government commiserates with all the traders affected by the fire, adding that it ‘s a monumental loss to the people and the state. Officials from the state government, led by the Chief of Staff of the government house, Alhaji Suleiman Argungu, and the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Mohammad Bashar, visited the scene to commiserate with traders who lost their goods and properties. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.