Fire razed has on Friday night raised six shops at the side wings of Birnin Kebbi central market.
PM News reports that the fire that started during the late hours of Friday, April 12, gutted shops where agrochemicals and agricultural materials are being sold.
Although the real cause of the inferno is still yet to be identified, officers of the state fire service were said to have arrived the scene on time to put out the fire.
An eyewitness, who witnessed the scene, Malam Aminu Shehu, who is also a gateman in the area, said the officers of the fire service men prevented the fire from escalating to other shops.
In his words, Shehu said; ”Around 10 a.m yesterday day night I saw smoke and fire coming out from the shops and used my touch light to check the source of the fire and smoke. I discovered it was our shops where I am securing and I quickly called for help, but I don’t known the cause of the fire,” Shehu said.
The sales representative of Saro Agro Science Nig Ltd, Mallam Muhammad Lawal, also told NAN that the company has lost millions of naira to the inferno.
Lawal said: ”Presently I can’t say the amount of property we lost; we are going to cross check our record and know the products we lost. We lost different categories of agrochemical products and agricultural materials, and their prices vary from each other.”
Meanwhile, the Police and fire service are yet to comment on the incident.