Fire has destroyed about 20 shops at the old mrket in Sokoto on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Confirming the fire outbreak at the market in Sokoto, Mustapha Abubakar, the Head of Operations in Sokoto Fire Service, said that the inferno started at about 11:00 p.m on Monday and lasted till about 2:00 a.m on Tuesday.
He added that the affected shops included those belonging to people selling cosmetics and cloths, and that officials were at the scene investigating the cause of fire incident and the damages. Abubakar also said that accurate report would be issued on the incident in due time.
The fire fighters were said to have made efforts to end the inferno throughout the night.
Abubakar went on to commend members of the traders union and sister agencies for the support, praying against recurrence.