Terrible fire outbreak destroys over 100 shop in Funtua
A late evening fire outbreak has destroyed no fewer than 100 shops and business stand with goods worth millions of Naira in shops located in front of General Hospital Funtua along Unguwan Makera residential area.
An eyewitness who spoke to Katsina Post said that the fire incident started on Thursday in the beginning of the night and it took the effort of good samaritans to quench before the arrival of men of fire service.
However, Katsina Post can not independently ascertain the level of damage the fire outbreak caused and the State Emergency Management Agency is yet to issue statement to that regard either.
It could be recalled that in September earlier this year, an early morning fire outbreak has destroyed 10 shops and goods worth over N20 million at a motor spare parts market at Jabiri area of Funtua, Katsina State.
Some of the affected shop owners said they were called at about 4 am and informed about the fire outbreak.
Mr Krifoda Kegobe, one of the affected person whose four shops were burnt, said he has lost not less than N8 million worth of goods stored in his shops.
He added that despite efforts by the people around the area and the fire fighters, they were not able to salvage anything from the shops.
Mr Johnson Ugochukwu, another victim of the inferno, disclosed to NAN that he lost over N10 million from one of his three shops in the area.
The victims called on government to come to their aid in order to recoup the losses.
An officer of the Nigerian Fire Service, Funtua, Malam Muhammad Sani, said the unit worked in conjunction with the the fire service of the School of Basic and Remedial Studies to contain the fire.
Sani advised residents to be cautious in handling flammable materials to avert fire outbreaks and its consequencies.