A fire outbreak at a motor spare parts market at Jabiri area of Funtua, Katsina State has destroyed 10 shops and goods worth over N20 million . Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Funtua, some of the affected shop owners said they were called at about 4 am and informed about the fire outbreak.
Mr Krifoda Kegobe, one of the affected person whose four shops were burnt, said he has lost not less than N8 million worth of goods stored in his shops. He said “Some of the people passing through the area said that the fire started from a restaurant near our shops”.
An officer of the Nigerian Fire Service, Funtua, Malam Muhammad Sani, said the unit worked in conjunction with the the fire service of the School of Basic and Remedial Studies to contain the fire. Sani advised residents to be cautious in handling flammable materials to avert fire outbreaks and its consequences.