Pictures: Fire engulfs popular market

Over 150 shops have been gutted by fire at the popular “Yan Katako” market in Sabon Gari, Zaria area of Kaduna state on Wednesday night.

Confirming the incident, the Chief Security Officer of the market, Hamisu Buhari, said on Thursday that the fire began when Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company restored power.

He said an electric pole fell on the roof of one of the shops.

He added that efforts to attract fire service agencies within the area proved abortive.

He said, “I finally contacted the fire service at the Sabon Gari Main Market. They asked me to provide fuel for them, which I did before they could come to the scene.”

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