Security was heightened in and around the market to prevent hoodlums from looting the trader’s properties. Some shops were successfully evacuated at the beginning of the inferno.
The Kebbi State Government commiserates with all the traders affected by the fire, adding that it ‘s a monumental loss to the people and the state. Officials from the state government, led by the Chief of Staff of the government house, Alhaji Suleiman Argungu, and the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Mohammad Bashar, visited the scene to commiserate with traders who lost their goods and properties. An ivestigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.
Source: Kebbi daily