Fire guts popular Kaduna market

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On Wednesday, the Kaduna State Fire Service confirmed a fire at Panteka market, affecting the timber section.

Paul Aboi, the director, stated that the first distress call came from Mr Sadiq Mohammed at 1:00 a.m.

Multiple calls were received, but there were no casualties. The cause remains unknown, and investigations are underway.

The fire was extinguished through joint efforts by the Kaduna and Federal fire services. Mohammed Abubakar, wood section chairman, appreciated the prompt response by the fire service.

“The fire service did well in putting out the fire, and after the fire was put out, the firemen still remained behind to assist traders in securing what was left until the early hours of 8:00 a.m.,” said Mr Abubakar.

Mr Abubakar said the estimated total loss to the fire had yet to be ascertained, adding that a committee had been set up to determine the exact loss in monetary terms to the fire incident.

“We are appealing to government agencies and well-meaning Nigerians to come to our aid,” he said.

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