Tragedy: Fire guts multi-million naira properties at Sokoto Central Market
From our Special Correspondent in Sokoto.
Assorted properties believed to be worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at the Sokoto Central Market .
Our Correspondent who visited the scene learnt that, the blaze started some few hours ago from the plastics section of the market and spread to other parts .
The cause of the inferno was yet to be ascertained ,while the fire was still burning as at the time of filing this report .
Firemen from the State Fire Service Department, traders and other goof Samaritans were still battling to put out the blaze.
The State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Dan Iya and the Director General of the Market , Maikudi Dogon Daji were coordinating the efforts to put out the fire .
Various security agencies had also fully mobilized to the scene of the inferno,to prevent hoodlums from pilfering the properties of the traders.
Several traders were also seen trying to salvage wares from the sections of the market were the rampaging blaze was yet to reach .