A massive fire that began late Friday at the Sabon Gari Market in Kano, is still raging more than 12 hours after.
The fire started at about 10 PM, and is believed to have destroyed properties worth millions of naira by Saturday morning.
It was not clear what caused the fire. But witnesses said it started around the Sani Abacha Mosque where books and other items are sold, before spreading to Gidan Magge.
A PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter said Fire Service personnel initially found it difficult to access the market because of the large number of shop owners and suspected hoodlums working to either salvage or loot goods.
Residents accused the fire fighters of arriving the scene almost five hours late, and not coming with enough water to stop the blaze.
The Sabon Gari Market fire is coming less than three months after fire gutted the Singer Food market also in Kano, destroying goods and shops.
More details later.