Many shops have been destroyed and properties worth millions of naira destroyed at Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi market in Kano following a fire outbreak.
The fire according a trader, Auwal Yusuf started at about 11pm on Friday and consumed many shops around the shoes, chemical and provisions sections of the market.
When this reporter visited the market around 6am on Saturday, the fire officials were still battling with the inferno as it continues escalating to other sections.
Fire fighting vehicles from private companies have been deployed to the market to join the state fire service officials in quenching the fire.
Traders were seen evacuating the remains of their items and goods that have not been affected by the fire.
It was observed that many shops have been destroyed by the fire.
Security was beefed up in and around the market to prevent hoodlums from looting traders’ properties.
Policemen, civil defense personnel and members of vigilante group were stationed at various entrances to the market.