Sokoto traders lose over 200 shops ,N800m cash to fire

 Traders at the popular Kara market in Sokoto have lost about N800million in the midnight inferno which destroyed over 200 shops.


Secretary of Kolanut Dealers Association in old Kara-market in Sokoto, Alhaji Shine Agboola disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking on the incident which occurred last Sunday. The most affected parts of the market included kolanut, polythene bags and agro medicine sections.

Agboola explained that since it was weekend and there was no banking operation, most of the traders kept their money in the market. On the cause of the fire, he said it might have been as a result of an electricity fault.


“No death was recorded as nobody sleeps in the market except the security men,” he stated. According to him, it was the security men who informed the traders when the inferno started.

Agboola who noted that five fire fighting vehicles and a water truck were deployed to the scene of the incident, applauded the state fire service for its rapid response.

He lamented the huge losses the traders have incurred which he said could cripple the business of many among them. The Secretary made a passionate plea to the government and non-governmental organizations to come to their aid.

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