Inferno kills one, destroys many shops in Zamfara market

A fire outbreak has destroyed several shops and killed one person at Gusau Central Market in Zamfara State.

We gathered that the fire broke out at around 8:30 pm on Tuesday in the furniture section of the State capital’s largest market.

According to the Commander of the Nigerian Fire Service, New Market Office, Hamza Mohammed, a shop owner whose name is yet to be identified died while attempting to enter his shop to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters from the state fire service have been battling to prevent it from spreading to other shops.

However, many shops were affected.

The cause of the fire was unknown at the time of writing this report.