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Property destroyed as fire razes shops, mosque in Jigawa

Property destroyed as fire razes shops, mosque in Jigawa
December 02
12:43 2023

Shops and valuables worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire at Bakin kasuwa area in Hadejia LGA of Jigawa state on Friday.

Adamu Shehu, spokesperson of the National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in the state, confirmed the incident on Saturday.

Shehu said the inferno razed three shops, a stall and part of a mosque in the area.

“On Friday at about 10:30 p.m., NSCDC Hadejia divisional office received a distress call about a fire outback at Na Malam Zangi Shopping Complex situated at Bakin Kasuwa, Hadejia main market,” he said.

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“A team of disaster response officers were immediately mobilised to the scene to put off the fire and salvange unburnt property and guard against theft.

“Sadly, at the time of their arrival, the fire had already consumed three phones and accessories shops, a stall and part of a mosque.”

Shehu explained that the exact cause of the fire is yet to be known.

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He said a witness, however, claimed the fire started from a spark from an electrical pole close to one of the shops.

Shehu said the fire was put out by the combined efforts of personnel of the NSCDC, fire service, and residents of the area.

He added that no causality was recorded.

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