No fewer than 35 temporary shops were destroyed by fire at Kurmin Yan-nama Market in Kano State.
According to the Kano State Fire Service, 27 of the shops were completely razed, while eight were slightly burnt.
The spokesman of the service, Saidu Mohammed, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kano on Sunday.
He said “We received a distress call in the early hours of Sunday at about 04:56 a.m. from one Ado Musa that there was fire outbreak at the market.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our personnel and firefighting vehicles to the scene of the incident at about 05:03 a.m to stop the fire from spreading to other shops, “he said.
He urged traders to be more careful and desist from using instruments capable of triggering fire to prevent recurrence of such.
Mohammed also advised residents to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers at home to enable them to curtail fire outbreak before calling on the fire service.