BY AMOS TAUNA, KADUNA – A community market at Gwargwaje in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State was in the early hours of Thursday morning gutted by fire.
The incident, which an eye witness said started at about 2:30am, led to the complete burning down of about 50 shops.
One of the eye witnesses, who is among victims of the burnt stores, Mallam Musa Urwatu, said property worth millions of Naira were lost to the inferno but without any loss of life.
Urwatu alleged that the incident is attributed to negligence of a woman, who fries beans cake at night in the market, adding that the lady might have mistakenly forgot to put off the remnants of the fire she used after the close of business on Wednesday night.
He called on the state government to come to their aid as all their properties were destroyed by the inferno and they now have nothing left.